September 13, 2017 / 1:31 PM / a year ago

Norwegian Air Shuttle still talking to Ryanair on flight connection deal -CCO

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle said it is still talking to Ryanair about a flight connection service after Norwegian agreed a partnership with rival easyJet .

British budget airline easyJet launched a new booking platform on Wednesday to allow customers to more easily connect onto long-haul flights with other airlines, moving ahead of its rivals in a potentially lucrative market.

“We’re still talking to Ryanair,” Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl told Reuters on Wednesday. “We have a solution that works for two parties within the low-cost model, so we can easily bring this solution onto Ryanair if they are willing to join us.”

Ramdahl said the carrier is exploring a similar arrangement with Qantas-owned Jetstar, to service Norwegian’s flights to Singapore, and said he anticipated a similar cooperation between Norwegian and a carrier in Asia in the near future. (Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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