EasyJet launches cheap long-haul flights

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.

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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.

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Cheapest winter holiday destinations (TripAdvisor)
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Cheapest winter holiday destinations (TripAdvisor)

TripAdvisor figures show that this beautiful Canary Island is still the best value you can get for a winter break. 

Average hotel price per night: £86; Average flight price: £286; Average weekly cost: £1,268

Least expensive week: 20 February, £1,222

Highly-rated value hotel: Finca El Lance

Must-see attraction: Tenerife Shore Excursion: Private Teide National Park Day Trip

Average hotel price per night: £101; Average flight price: £285; Average weekly cost: £1,394

Least expensive week: 27 February, £1,335

Highly-rated value hotel: Finca El Lance,

Must-see attraction: Tenerife Shore Excursion: Private Teide National Park Day Trip

Gran Canaria also offers Brits great value for winter sun, says TripAdvisor.

Average hotel price per night: £108; Average flight price: £265; Average weekly cost: £1,434

Least expensive week: 23 January,  £1,360

Highly-rated value hotel: Las Palmeras

Must-see attraction: 3-Volcanoes Guided Walking Tour from Lanzarote

Average hotel price per night: £161; Average flight price: £504; Average weekly cost: £2,313

Least expensive week: 23 January,  £2,145

Highly-rated value hotel: Distrikt Hotel

Must-see attraction: New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

Average hotel price per night: £126; Average flight price: £425; Average weekly cost: £2,142

Least expensive week: 13 March, £2,028

 Highly-rated value hotel: Rove Downtown Dubai       

Must-see attraction: Desert Experience: Camel Safari with Dinner and Emirati Activities from Dubai

Average hotel price per night: £65; Average flight price: £610;Average weekly cost: £1,442

Least expensive week: 13 March, £1,343

Highly-rated value hotel: Apple House,

 Must-see attraction: Private Cultural Tour: Ancestral Goa, Shantadurga Temple and Spice Village Including Lunch

Average hotel price per night: £97; Average flight price: £316; Average weekly cost: £1,368

Least expensive week: 16 January, £1,293

Highly-rated value hotel: Surfing Colors Apartments,

Must-see attraction: Fuerteventura Oasis Park Entrance Ticket Including Transport

Average hotel price per night: £283; Average flight price: £798; Average weekly cost: £3,402

Least expensive week: 27 March,  £3,280

Highly-rated value hotel: Butterfly Beach Hotel     

Must-see attraction: Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

Average hotel price per night: £65, Average flight price: £716, Average weekly cost: £1,610

Least expensive week: 13 February, £1,446

Highly-rated value hotel: Patong Mansion Hotel

Must-see attraction: Canoe Cave Explorer Phang Nga Bay Tour from Phuket

Average hotel price per night: £128; Average flight price: £237; Average weekly cost: £1,601

Least expensive week: 27 March,  £1,390

Highly-rated value hotel: IBEROSTAR Playa de Palma,

Must-see attraction: Palma de Mallorca Segway Tour Including Palma Cathedral and Portixol

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