EasyJet launches cheap long-haul flights

Roshina Jowaheer
LONDON, UK -  DECEMBER 14. 2014: Easy Jet flying
LONDON, UK - DECEMBER 14. 2014: Easy Jet flying

Bargain travellers can now fly to a range of long-haul holiday destinations via Gatwick Airport thanks to EasyJet's new partnership with Norwegian.

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Passengers can book an EasyJet short-haul flight and self-connect to a Norwegian long-haul flight in one simple transaction. The huge list of destinations includes New York, Vancouver, Singapore and Buenos Aires.

The new Worldwide by EasyJet platform allows passengers to connect a Norwegian long-haul flight with an EasyJet short-haul flight in one single booking.

Launched by EasyJet today, the service means passengers can seamlessly connect their EasyJet flight with Norwegian's fast-growing network of affordable long-haul flights to the USA, Asia and South America.

Singapore skyline at dawn
Singapore skyline at dawn

Worldwide by EasyJet will initially focus on routes at London Gatwick Airport, using the airport's Gatwick Connects product. EasyJet expects the service to expand to other key airports in Europe, including airports where Norwegian also offers long-haul connections such as Paris Charles De Gaulle and Barcelona.

Norwegian's long-haul network now includes more than 55 routes from Europe to long-haul locations, while EasyJet flies on more of Europe's 100 largest routes than any other airline.

Peter Duffy, Chief Commercial Office for EasyJet, said: "Worldwide by EasyJet will also allow airlines with complementary networks to EasyJet to sell their seats to our customer base – accessing the 360m visitors to easyJet.com every year."

The service is subject to a 2 hour 30 minute 'Minimum Connection Time', which will give customers plenty of time to transfer between flights and/or terminals. Should a passenger miss a connecting flight they will be transferred to the next available flight.