Low cost carriers (LCC), easyJet and Air Transat, have announced a new partnership which will see the Canadian LCC join the “Worldwide by EasyJe” platform.

The new relationship will give easyJet’s European passengers, who booked through the platform, the chance to transfer to a range of Canada’s key destination points as well as multiple destinations in Europe.

Commenting on the deal, Annick Guérard, chief operating officer at Transat, said: “London Gatwick has been a European mainstay for Air Transat for 30 years, with daily direct flights to Toronto as well as departures to major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Moreover, it serves as one of easyJet’s main airports.

“It makes us even more versatile”

“This agreement reinforces London Gatwick’s importance for Air Transat, which was named the 2018 World’s Best Leisure Airline. It makes us even more versatile, as we open up a range of possibilities to a new clientele looking to come to Canada,” Guérard added.

Johan Lundgren, EasyJet chief executive officer, 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.

Johan Lundgren, easyJet CEO

“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.”

Adding value to the deal is that from November, all of Air Transat’s services from London Gatwick have relocated to a new dedicated area of the North Terminal. The North Terminal is also the hub of easyJet’s operation at Gatwick, which should expedite the transfer process for customers.

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