Icelandair has become the latest carrier to join the Worldwide by Easyjet connections service.
The move will allow customers to book tickets through the Easyjet website, for connecting flights with Icelandair to destinations in Europe and North America.
The partnership is expected to go live “in the coming weeks” at Paris CDG and Amsterdam Schiphol, followed by other airports in the months ahead.
Easyjet launched Worldwide in 2017 with airlines Norwegian and Westjet, and has since expanded the service to 17 partners including Corsair, La Compagnie, Loganair, Singapore Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot, Air Transat, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Cathay Pacific and Etihad Airways.
Emirates recently extended its participation within the programme to include connections at Milan Malpensa, having initially offered the service at London Gatwick.
Under the Worldwide programme, connecting passengers are subject to minimum connection times, and flights are not held. If a passenger misses their connecting flight they are transferred to the next available service.
Easyjet said that last year its Worldwide service connected over 206,000 passengers, with an average of around 700 connections per day.
Commenting on the news Easyjet’s CEO Johan Lundgren said:
“We are really pleased to welcome Icelandair as an Easyjet Worldwide partner airline. Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe. 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.
“We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airlines to expand Worldwide across our network thanks to our reputation for great value fares, excellent onboard service and our strong positions at Europe’s leading airports and we continue to broaden our focus to offer this unique connecting service at more of our biggest airports.
“Of course, the safety and wellbeing of our customers remains our highest priority and we have implemented a number of measures enhancing safety at each part of the journey from disinfecting the aircraft to requiring customers and crew to wear masks.”