Easyjet partners with Singapore Airlines
The world of low cost airlines is becoming more and more interesting by the day, with their linkages with legacy and regional carriers becoming ever more closer.
Hardly any week passes without a new partnership involving low cost and legacy airlines being announced (for example, we wrote recently about the Ryanair-Air Malta distribution partnership).
Most often this involves some sort of connectivity, which is interesting, because it was sort of anathema in the early years of the low cost revolution. But as technology and the market evolves, airlines of different sorts are finding ways to cooperate.
This September Easyjet has announced its partnership with no less than Singapore Airlines, one of the leading airlines in Asia, particularly renowned for its onboard service.
The agreement covers for now, connections at Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport between Easyjet and mainline carrier Singapore Airlines and at Berlin Tegel (TXL) with its low cost long haul subsidiary Scoot.
This partnership is under the umbrella of Worldwide by Easyjet, that has already an eclectic mix of partner airlines that include regionals such as Loganair and Aurigny, leisure-oriented carriers such as Neos and Corsair and a boutique business-only carrier, La Compagnie.
It would be interesting how Easyjet and Singapore airlines smooth out the product differences between both airlines.