Montreal, November 6, 2018 — Air Transat is pleased to be partnering with easyJet and its Worldwide by easyJet unique connections service. Travellers arriving at London Gatwick airport from 78 cities in Europe and Africa will now have access to even more connecting flights to Canada with Air Transat thanks to the Worldwide by easyJet platform. An additional agreement with GatwickConnects will provide easyJet passengers with flight protection, ensuring a worry-free journey.
“London Gatwick has been a European mainstay for Air Transat for 30 years, with daily direct flights to Toronto as well as departures to major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Moreover, it serves as one of easyJet’s main airports,” explains Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “This agreement reinforces London Gatwick’s importance for Air Transat, which was named the 2018 World's Best Leisure Airline. It makes us even more versatile, as we open up a range of possibilities to a new clientele looking to come to Canada,” she concludes.
Johan Lundgren, easyJet Chief Executive Officer, said:
“We are really pleased to welcome Air Transat to ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ and are confident their addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers.
“We have been delighted with the appetite of partner airports and airlines to expand Worldwide across our network and continue to broaden our focus to launch more airline partners and add connectivity to more of our biggest airports. Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe.”
An easy journey
Travellers passing through London Gatwick who book a flight on the Worldwide by easyJet platform will have access to a wide range of flight options to Canada as well as multiple destinations in Europe. With one platform, they’ll be able to book all of their flights, simplifying their travel. And with a minimum connection time of 2 hours and 30 minutes between flights, they’ll travel with their minds at ease.
GatwickConnects offers passengers simplicity and peace of mind. It’s one-stop shopping for passengers; with just one transaction, they can book connecting flights with airlines that don’t share an interline agreement. The service simplifies baggage handling as well. There’s a GatwickConnects counter in the baggage reclaim area, where passengers can check in their bags and pick up their boarding pass for their next flight, makes connections much quicker.
Further bolstering the agreement, from 1st November, all of Air Transat’s services from London Gatwick have relocated to a new dedicated area of the North Terminal. The North Terminal is also the hub of easyJet’s operation at Gatwick, leading to a seamless connection experience for customers.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries nearly 4.5 million passengers every year. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel. Transat was awarded Travelife certification in 2018 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development.
Recent distinctions and awards (2017-2018)
- Named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
- Ranked by Atmosfair among the world’s Top 20 airlines for energy efficiency
- Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
- Voted Best Airline at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec
easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service. easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline.
easyJet carries over 83 million passengers annually, of which more than 13 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies 308 aircraft on more than 1000 routes to 154 airports across 33 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport. easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions.
The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £10m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012. The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route. Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.
Contact: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat - 514-987-1616, ext. 4076