easyJet and Virgin Atlantic ink a worldwide partnership deal

easyJet and Virgin Atlantic ink a worldwide partnership deal

by Pranali Mehta

Swiss short-haul airline easyJet and British long-haul carrier Virgin Atlantic have reportedly announced a new partnership that will allow customers to form connections between their flights from Manchester, Edinburgh, and Belfast.

According to reports, the ‘Worldwide by easyJet service’ partnership agreement would open up connectivity between a plethora of easyJet’s destinations across Europe as well as that UK and the Virgin Islands in the US.

Connections such as from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Orlando, US will be available daily from the summer of next year through Manchester, England or Edinburgh, Scotland.

Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic, stated that the airline is thrilled to welcome easyJet customers onboard, adding that customers from UK and Europe will now be able to connect onto Virgin Atlantic's offered destinations, such as New York, Barbados, and Orlando, with the Worldwide by easyJet partnership.

Sophie Dekkers, Chief Commercial Officer, easyJet, expressed the airline’s delight in working with Virgin Atlantic to offer flight connections onto North America to its customers, added that the airline is looking forward to flying customers to their long-awaited holidays to the newly added destinations on their platform.

Dekkers further stated that the airline is thrilled to expand its global network to offer unique connection services, retaining its leading position at Europe’s leading airports while also offering great value fares and an unrivaled customer service.

Karen Smart, Managing Director, Manchester Airport remarked that with the new Worldwide partnership at the airport, more choices and flexible options have been opened for passengers wanting to access its long-haul route network.

Graham Keddie, Managing Director, Belfast International airport, stated that offering passengers flexibility and choices is an important part of the VINCI Airports strategy, and that the airport positively welcomes the partnership.

Gordon Dewar, CEO, Edinburgh Airport, extended the airport’s support to the new partnership and added that aviation will play an important role for Scotland and UK in their economic recovery and that the partnership will excite people about the possibilities and benefits that come from sustainable traveling.

Source credit: https://travelweekly.co.uk/news/air/easyjet-and-virgin-atlantic-strike-worldwide-partnership

Pranali Mehta

A chemical engineer by qualification, Pranali Mehta dutifully walked down the slated path and worked in a chemical firm for a year. Her passion for writing however, pushed her into experimenting with the same as a career. With over three years of experience in content writ Read more...