Icelandair and EasyJet flights will soon be bookable on one ticket
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Icelandair is the latest airline to partner with EasyJet by joining the low-cost carrier‘s Worldwide by EasyJet connections service. The partnership will enable passengers to use EasyJet’s website to book travel from their home city in Europe, via an EasyJet self-connection hub and onwards to Iceland — and even across to Icelandair’s North America network.
The new connections will be possible at Amsterdam (AMS), Glasgow (GLA), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Paris (CDG).
The partnership is expected to go live in the next few weeks, initially at Paris (CDG) and Amsterdam (AMS). For example, passengers would be able to book flights from Milan (MXP) all the way to Seattle (SEA) via Amsterdam (AMS) operated by EasyJet where they’d then connect to an Icelandair flight via Reykjavik (KEF) and on to SEA.
“Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe”, EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren said in a statement. “We are confident this addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers who are looking for a seamless way to connect between Europe and North America”.
In total, there are 27 self-connection hub airports across Europe where similar connections are possible with other airlines that are part of EasyJet’s partner scheme. The Icelandic flag carrier joins airlines from around the world that are already part of the programme, including Air Transat, Aurigny, Corsair, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, La Compagnie, Loganair, Neos, Norwegian, Scoot, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet.
The Worldwide by EasyJet scheme gives passengers the option to combine a low-cost and full-service carrier ticket in one that was previously not possible to do without two separate bookings. More importantly, bags are checked through to the final destination and if a connection is missed in one of the self-connect hubs, you will be put onto the next available flight.
Featured image courtesy of EasyJet.
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