easyJet has announced that Singapore Airlines will join the Worldwide by easyJet global connections service.
The move, which will also include low-cost subsidiary Scoot, will connect easyJet customers with south-east Asia with Singapore Airlines via Milan Malpensa airport and with Scoot through Berlin Tegel.
The service is expected to be available within the coming months.
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.
Singapore Airline group’s combined network connects over 135 destinations in more than 35 countries across five continents, with a combined fleet of over 180 aircraft.
Singapore Airlines and Scoot join other Worldwide partner airlines Thomas Cook, Norwegian, WestJet, Loganair, La Compagnie, Corsair, Neos and Aurigny.
Some 53 million easyJet customers a year will be able to book connecting flights with these airlines through the easyJet website to around 100 destinations across North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Indian Ocean and soon to South East Asia with Singapore Airlines and Scoot.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet chief executive, said: “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.
“We are pleased to see a strong appetite from partner airports and airlines to expand Worldwide across our network, allowing us to access a greater range of passengers flying across Europe.
“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.”
Worldwide by easyJet explained:
Worldwide by easyJet is the first global airline connections service by a European low fares airline.
Legacy airlines have traditionally offered connectivity through costly and complex interline and codeshare agreements and procedures.
With Worldwide by easyJet these will be replicated by self-connect and sales partnerships through a digital, virtual hub which will offer the same sort of connectivity but more simply and efficiently.
Connectivity has been enabled by technology partner Dohop whose innovative platform allows easyJet customers to book connections and forward flights on easyJet.com.
Worldwide by easyJet will also allow easyJet passengers to connect with other easyJet flights through partner airports.
Worldwide by easyJet does not impact easyJet’s punctuality, its asset utilisation or operating model.