Virgin Atlantic partners with Easyjet to connect Gatwick passengers

Virgin Atlantic has joined forces with Easyjet to connect Gatwick passengers to destinations across the globe through the Worldwide by Easyjet programme.

Budget carrier Easyjet selected Virgin Atlantic as its Worldwide by Easyjet partner to connect passengers to long-haul locations like Orlando, Las Vegas, Antigua and St Lucia.

CEO of Easyjet, Johan Lundgren, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Virgin Atlantic to ‘Worldwide by Easyjet’. Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers.

“We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airports and airlines to expand Worldwide across our network and continue to broaden our focus to launch more airline partners and add connectivity to more of our biggest airports. Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe.”

Easyjet is expected to announce more partners to the scheme as other airlines and airports come on board.

Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger said: “Easyjet’s unbeatable Gatwick network, combined with a shared customer-centric ethos, makes them the ideal fit for us. We’re delighted that customers across the UK and Europe will be able to enjoy more choice when connecting onto our flights through Gatwick and we look forward to welcoming them on board very soon.”

Existing Easyjet Worldwide partners include Norwegian, WestJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie, Aurigny and Loganair.

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Virgin Atlantic partners with Easyjet to connect Gatwick passengers