The scheme known as Worldwide by easyJet enables smooth switches to partner airlines’ flights and routes.
Singapore Airlines and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot have entered into a partnership with the European budget carrier easyJet on routes to and from Berlin and Milan.
easyJet established a scheme called Worldwide by easyJet last year that allows passengers to book through its site to around 100 destinations in North America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Indian Ocean due to cooperation with other airlines.
Now Singapore Airlines and Scoot are added to the list, permitting easyJet customers to book tickets to fly to Milan Malpensa or Berlin Tegel and from there to Singapore.
And from there, passengers can continue to other destinations in Singapore Airlines’ and Scoot’s network, which counts over 135 destinations in 35 countries.
easyJet expects the new partnership with SIA to get off the ground in a matter of months.
“Worldwide by easyJet has grown rapidly since launching almost 12 months ago. Over half of easyJet’s flights and 53 million easyJet customers will soon be able to connect to airline partner services and other easyJet flights in a single booking through our online portal,” says chief executive Johan Lundgren.
“We continue to add even more airlines and European airports to Worldwide by EasyJet, with talks already far advanced with Middle Eastern carriers, amongst others.”
The current partners are Norwegian, Thomas Cook, WestJet, Loganair, La Compagnie, Corsair, Neos and Aurigny.
Currently, easyJet passengers have the opportunity to switch to these partner airlines’ flights and routes at the airports of London Gatwick, Milan, Berlin and Venice.
This will be extended in the coming months to include Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Amsterdam Schiphol, Manchester and Edinburgh.
Worldwide by easyJet is neither an interline nor a codeshare cooperation but, according to easyJet, a partnership that offers a virtual hub of the same types of connectivity, simpler and more effective than with the more traditional partnerships between airlines.
However, there have previously been problems getting the Norwegian and easyJet systems to work together in the booking process.