Easyjet has signed up Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary Scoot as new partners for its Worldwide by Easyjet connections service.
The additions will allow Easyjet customers to connect onto flights to South East Asia with Singapore Airlines via Milan Malpensa, and with Scoot via Berlin Tegel.
The new connection possibilities are expected to be available “within the coming months”, and will bring Easyjet’s growing connections service to ten airline partners and 100 destinations.
The so-called self-connect service allows Easyjet customers to book connections and forward flights on easyjet.com, with the carrier stressing that the concept “does not impact Easyjet’s punctuality, its asset utilisation or operating model”.
Customers are subject to a two hours 30 minutes minimum connecting time, and flights are not held for connecting passengers – should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available service.
Commenting on the news Johan Lundgren, Easyjet’s CEO said:
“We are pleased to see a strong appetite from partner airports and airlines to expand Worldwide across our network, allowing us to access a greater range of passengers flying across Europe.
“Worldwide by Easyjet has grown rapidly since launching almost 12 months ago. Over half of Easyjet’s flights and 53 million Easyjet customers will soon be able to connect to airline partner services and other Easyjet flights in a single booking through our online portal.
“Easyjet’s reputation for great customer service and our strong positions at Europe’s leading airports means that global carriers and airports have long been asking to work with easyJet. We continue to add even more airlines and European airports to ‘Worldwide by Easyjet’ with talks already far advanced with middle-eastern carriers, amongst others.”