Airlines Easyjet and Singapore Airlines announce partnership
The European low cost carrier Easyjet and Singapore airlines have announced a partnership for flights between Europe and South East Asia.
The two airlines have announced, that Singapore Airlines will join Easyjet’s “Worldwide by Easyjet” global connection service. Easyjet customers will be connected with South East Asia with Singapore Airlines via Milan Malpensa and Berlin Tegel Airport. Singapore Airlines offer daily connections to Milan and the low cost subsidiary Scoot connects Singapore with Berlin. With the new codeshare and interline agreement, customers can book connection flights within Europe and South East Asia.
‘Worldwide by Easyjet’ launched last year as the first ever low-fares carrier connection service and will now for the first time offer customers both a low-fares connection to Asia through Scoot, as well as the choice to connect with a full-service carrier through Singapore Airlines.
“We are delighted to welcome Singapore Airlines and Scoot as the newest airline partners to join ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ and provide even more choice for our customers by adding new destinations and the first full-service airline to our Worldwide platform,” said Easyjet CEO Johan Lundgren.
Beside Singapore Airlines and Scoot, Easyjet is partnering with Thomas Cook, Norwegian, WestJet, Loganair, La Compagnie, Corsair, Neos and Aurigny in its “Worldwide by Easyjet” system.
The two European airports are not selected at random: After the insolvency of Air Berlin Easyjet opened a new base in Berlin Tegel and offers a broad European network. With its massive expansion in Berlin Tegel, Easyjet is now one of the largest carrier at the former Air Berlin hub. The cooperation with Scoot enables the European low cost carrier to fill the gap of the former Air Berlin long-haul route network. Milan Malpensa is another large Easyjet hub in Europe. Italy’s flag carrier Alitalia, which is still facing heavy financial problems, is focusing on its Rome operations and offers only flights to Tokyo-Narita and Malé from Milan. The Qatar Airways-supported new Italian carrier Air Italy has just started operations to Bangkok and offers seasonal charter operations to Shenzhen. The Easyjet cooperation with Singapore Airlines is the first partnership with an alliance member airline: Singapore Airlines has joined Star Alliance in 2000 and codeshares with Lufthansa, Eurowings and other Star Alliance airlines in Europe.
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