Icelandair has joined Worldwide by easyJet, the budget carrier’s flights connection partnership.
Worldwide by easyJet allows passengers to connect with another easyJet flight or that of partner carriers, with passengers proceeding to a connection desk after baggage retrieval.
In the UK it is offered at eight airports including Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester. The service has now accounted for more than 5,000 unique origins and destinations booked in combination with easyJet’s 17 partner airlines.
The latest partnership will allow UK travellers to connect with Icelandair’s extensive network to North America via Reykjavik.
Bogi Nils Bogason, Icelandair president and chief executive, said: “We are very pleased to add easyJet to our portfolio of airline partners and provide their customers with easy access to our extensive network in Europe and North America.
“At the same time, the partnership further strengthens our route network and revenue stream as we begin to see the travel industry gaining momentum after a challenging start to the year.”
Johan Lundgren, easyJet chief executive, added: “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.”