Budget airline easyJet (U2/EZY) and Virgin Atlantic have signed a deal through Worldwide by easyJet to interline passengers at Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast airports.
The deal means that passengers will be able to connect from domestic or European easyJet flights to seamlessly connect to long-haul flights bound for the US and Caribbean from the Virgin hubs.
Juha Jarvinen, chief commercial officer at Virgin Atlantic, commented: “We’re delighted to be welcoming easyJet customers onboard Virgin Atlantic flights from Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast.
“We know there is huge pent-up demand for people wanting to get away on holiday whether to the Caribbean for a relaxing sunny break or Stateside to explore their favourite cities.
“Thanks to this new partnership with Worldwide by easyJet, customers from across the UK and Europe can now seamlessly connect onto Virgin Atlantic destinations including New York, Barbados, and Orlando.”
easyJet launched worldwide in 2017 at London Gatwick but has now rolled it out to other airports across the UK and Europe including Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Milan and Berlin.
Using Worldwide by easyJet a passenger would be able to fly from Jersey to Barbados with easy self-connect transfers happening seamlessly via Manchester.
Sophie Dekkers, chief commercial officer at easyJet, added: “At easyJet we’re committed to making travel as easy as possible as well as providing great value and more choice for our customers when they travel.
“We are delighted to be working with Virgin Atlantic to open up even more opportunity for customers to connect across our European network onto North America, through our innovative Worldwide by easyJet platform.
“We look forward to taking customers on their long-awaited holidays and are confident that these additions to our Worldwide service will prove popular with those looking for a seamless way to connect between Europe and North America.”