With immediate effect, Etihad Airways has partnered with easyJet, one of the world’s largest airlines, to give passengers even more seamless connections.
Customers can purchase tickets through the easyJet website and fly on the two airlines’ networks and opening new and exciting possibilities for travel between Europe, Africa, the Azores and the UAE.
The partnership follows easyJet’s accelerated and successful roll out programme with world-leading flight comparison search engine, Dohop, which powers the easyJet worldwide website connecting its European network with longhaul flights.
For Etihad, the partnership was achieved using the NDC (New Distribution Capability) platform providing technical capability for new partnerships previously not possible.
The partnership with easyJet and Dohop is the UAE national airline’s first use of this technology and Etihad plans to add more airlines and travel partners to their NDC portfolio in 2020.
Customers will be able to purchase tickets on the easyJet website from 68 cities on the airline’s network in Europe to Abu Dhabi, connecting on to Etihad Airways flights from 10 European gateways in Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome, Geneva, Madrid, Manchester, Milan Malpensa, and Zurich.
Both airlines plan to expand the partnership to include more destinations in the future.