The national carrier of Iceland and easyJet have entered into a partnership agreement.
Icelandair is joining Worldwide by easyJet, a flights connections platform which offers self-connect and sales partnerships through a digital virtual hub. The service is consistently growing, with more than 5,000 unique origins and destinations which have been booked in combination with easyJet’s 17 partner airlines.
Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet said: “We are really pleased to welcome Icelandair as an easyJet Worldwide partner airline. Tens of millions of connecting passengers travel each year with journeys which begin or end in Europe. We are confident this addition to Worldwide will be very popular with our customers who are looking for a seamless way to connect between Europe and North America.”
The partnership will expand Icelandair‘s offering, allowing travellers to be able to seamlessly connect between easyJet flights across the carrier’s European network and onwards across Icelandair’s extensive network in Europe and North America.
President and CEO of Icelandair, Bogi Nils Bogason commented: “We are very pleased to add easyJet to our portfolio of airline partners and provide their customers with easy access to our extensive network in Europe and North America. At the same time, the partnership further strengthens our route network and revenue stream as we begin to see the travel industry gaining momentum after a challenging start to the year.”
Using its unique geographical location as a hub midway between Europe and North America, Icelandair has steadily expanded its route network and transported 4.7 million passengers to 42 destinations in Europe and North America in 2019.
The carrier is part of Icelandair Group, which also operates a regional airline in Iceland, an airfreight and logistics business, as well as aircraft leasing and consulting and travel services.
Market conditions allowing, the service is expected to commence in the coming weeks.