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EasyJet Beats Rival Ryanair to Long-Haul Connections

By Thomas Seal and Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Bloomberg

EasyJet aircraft tails. The carrier has started selling long-haul flights. Bloomberg

Skift Take: Ryanair has been talking about offering long-haul connections for some time, so it is a coup for EasyJet to get there first.

— Patrick Whyte

EasyJet Plc struck a deal with Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and Canada’s WestJet Ltd allowing its passengers to transfer onto their long-haul flights at London Gatwick airport.

Europe’s second-biggest discount airline is exploring similar accords with Middle Eastern and East Asian carriers, and plans to extend the service to some of its other major bases, according to a statement Wednesday. Customers will …read more

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