EasyJet, Europe’s leading low-cost airline, and Azores Airlines, the Portuguese airline based in the Autonomous Region of the Azores, announced this Friday, February 18, a new travel partnership that makes it easier for passengers to connect from Lisbon airport, Porto, Paris and Barcelona to five islands in the Portuguese archipelago.
The system works through ‘Worldwide by easyJet’, a platform through which passengers can now connect via Lisbon to the islands of São Miguel, Terceira, Horta, Pico and Santa Maria; from Porto to São Miguel and Terceira; from Paris and Barcelona to São Miguel.
Through the innovative platform of technology partner ‘Dohop’, customers can book on ‘Worldwide by easyJet’ connections to Azores Airlines flights, as well as rerouted EasyJet flights on ‘easyJet.com/worldwide’.
“At EasyJet, we are committed to making travel as easy as possible, as well as offering great value and more options to our customers when they travel,” comments José Lopes, general manager of EasyJet in Portugal.” “We are very pleased to be working with Azores Airlines to open access to new destinations for this summer and explore all that the Azores islands have to offer through our innovative platform,” he adds.
Mário Chaves, Azores Airlines’ commercial and operational manager, also referred to in the press release distributed by EasyJet, highlights: “We would like to thank EasyJet for this cooperation. We continue our efforts for continuous growth and this gives us the opportunity to have new collaborations with relevant companies in our sector. This partnership is of strategic importance for us, as its main goal is to offer more options to our passengers, but also to strengthen the potential of the Azores Archipelago as a travel destination.”
‘Worldwide by easyJet’ was the first global air connections service from a European low-cost airline and offers connections through a digital and virtual hub, simply and efficiently.
Launched worldwide in September 2017, the platform allows customers to connect EasyJet flights via London/Gatwick Airport in the UK to long-haul flights with partner airlines WestJet and Norwegian. It has grown consistently, with more than 5,000 unique origins and destinations booked in combination with partner airlines.
EasyJet has already had scheduled flights between the Portuguese mainland and the Autonomous Region of the Azores. Between March 29, 2015 and October 28, 2017, the European low-cost carrier operated two weekly flights between Lisbon and Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel. LINK related news.