easyJet has signed up Virgin Atlantic as a new airline partner to its ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections service.

The new partnership will mean its customers can connect through London Gatwick Airport between easyJet and Virgin Atlantic flights, providing new destination options through the platform. “We are really pleased to welcome Virgin Atlantic to ‘Worldwide by easyJet’. Given we both serve many popular destinations from London Gatwick, we are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers,” said Johan Lundgren, the low-fare carrier’s chief executive officer.

Through the connections service, customers could connect from Barcelona through to Orlando, or journey from Edinburgh to Las Vegas. Other Virgin Atlantic destinations now available also include Las Vegas, Antigua and St Lucia.

Craig Kreeger, CEO at Virgin Atlantic, said: “easyJet’s unbeatable Gatwick network, combined with a shared customer-centric ethos, makes them the ideal fit for us. We’re delighted that customers across the UK and Europe will be able to enjoy more choice when connecting onto our flights through Gatwick and we look forward to welcoming them on board very soon.”

EasyJet says its Worldwide platform has been “consistently growing” with more than 4,000 unique O&Ds (origin and destinations) which have been booked in combination with partner airlines. Lundgren went on to say: “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.”

Virgin Atlantic will join easyJet’s existing partnerships in the Worldwide service, including Norwegian, WestJet, Thomas Cook Airlines, Corsair, La Compagnie, Aurigny and Loganair.

Last month easyJet welcomed Singapore Airlines and it’s low-fare subsidiary Scoot to its connections service, connecting passengers with destinations in South East Asia.

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