Air Transat has announced that it will partner with easyJet and its Worldwide by easyJet unique connections service. This web platform now distributes Air Transat flights, allowing Air Transat's customers flying through London Gatwick Airport to increase the number of destinations available in Europe and Africa on the wings of easyjet.
“London Gatwick has been a European mainstay for Air Transat for 30 years, with daily direct flights from Toronto as well as departures from major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Moreover, it serves as one of easyJet’s main airports,” explains Annick Guérard, chief operating officer at Transat. “This agreement reinforces the importance of London Gatwick 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 new destinations in Europe and North Africa to our clientele."
Johan Lundgren, easyJet chief executive officer, added:
"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.”
An easy journey
Travellers passing through London Gatwick who book a flight on the Worldwide by easyJet platform will have access to a wide range of flight options to Canada as well as multiple destinations in Europe and Africa. With one platform, they’ll be able to book their Air Transat and easyJet flights, simplifying their travel. And with a minimum connection time of two hours and 30 minutes between flights, they’ll travel with their minds at ease.
Furthermore, passengers benefit from GatwickConnects, a service offered by London Gatwick Airport, that offers flight protection between Air Transat and easyJet, for passenger’s peace of mind. The service simplifies baggage handling as well, with the GatwickConnects counter in the baggage reclaim area, where passengers can check in their bags and pick up their boarding pass for their next flight, making connections much quicker.