An EasyJet A319 in Munich. British Airways is in the process of creating a leisure travel-focused subsidiary to compete against low-cost carriers such as EasyJet. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

easyJet Partners with Virgin Atlantic to Allow Passengers to Reach Popular North American Tourist Destinations

U.K.-based low-cost carrier easyJet has announced a new partnership with Virgin Atlantic. Starting October 2, passengers will be able to transfer between easyJet and Virgin Atlantic flights at London Gatwick. The partnership is part of easyJet's “Worldwide by easyJet” program that allows passengers to transfer to various airlines at specific hubs. The arrangement allows easyJet passengers to access holiday destinations in North America, such as Las Vegas and Orlando, via Virgin Atlantic. Virgin Atlantic has become the eighth airline to…