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Air Transat partners with easyJet for connections in Europe, Africa from LGW

MONTREAL — Air Transat has signed on with easyJet and its Worldwide by easyJet connections service web platform.

The move increases the number of destinations available in Europe and Africa with easyJet, to Air Transat’s customers flying through London Gatwick Airport and booking on the platform.

“London Gatwick has been a European mainstay for Air Transat for 30 years, with daily direct flights from Toronto as well as departures from major Canadian cities such as Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal. Moreover, it serves as one of easyJet’s main airports,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat.

“This agreement reinforces the importance of London Gatwick 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 new destinations in Europe and North Africa to our clientele.”

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 and Africa. The minimum connection time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Passengers can also use GatwickConnects, a service offered by London Gatwick Airport, that offers flight protection between Air Transat and easyJet. The service simplifies baggage handling as well, with the GatwickConnects counter in the baggage reclaim area, where passengers can check in their bags and pick up their boarding pass for their next flight.

Transat isn’t the only carrier to work with Worldwide by easyJet. WestJet announced it was signing on with the platform in 2017.