Airline strikes Oyster deal for London visitors

Jul 02, 2009


The deal with Transport for London, initially on a three-month trial, is the first of its kind and will enable easyJet passengers to purchase Oyster cards while in the air. 
The cards enable passengers to quickly and easily access the Tube, London Buses, the Docklands Light Railway and other TfL services when they arrive in the Capital. 
The deal also includes easyJet flights to London Gatwick and London Stansted. It is the biggest expansion of the Visitor Oyster network to date.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson (pictured) and easyJet chief executive Andy Harrison announced the deal yesterday in London.
Mr Johnson said: "London remains an incredibly attractive business and tourist destination and the many thousands of people visiting us this summer will be able to benefit from this huge extension to the Visitor Oyster card network,  which makes Oyster more accessible than ever.”        
Andy Harrison, easyJet’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Transport for London and VisitBritain.  easyJet is once again delivering yet another customer benefit for our large European customer base by making the cards easy to get hold of before a passenger even arrives in London, it saves time on queuing for tickets leaving people more time to enjoy their visit.”
The partnership between Transport for London and easyJet was brokered by VisitBritain. 
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