Easyjet has signed up Canadian low-cost carrier Air Transat to its growing Worldwide by Easyjet connections service.
The agreement will allow customers to self-connect at Gatwick to and from Easyjet’s service and Air Transat’s daily route to Toronto, as well as its seasonal flights to Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal.
Air Transat recently moved to the North Terminal at Gatwick airport, from where Easyjet’s flights also depart.
Worldwide by Easyjet was launched in 2017 with Norwegian and Westjet at Gatwick, and has since added partners including Corsair, La Compagnie, Loganair, Thomas Cook, and most recently Singapore Airlines.
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 really pleased to welcome Air Transat to ‘Worldwide by Easyjet’ and 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.”