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Air Canada Expands Plane to Train Options in Europe


(06/12/23)
 
Air Canada customers flying to Austria, France,
Germany and Switzerland can now also book onward rail trips to a
multitude of destinations when purchasing their flights.

Thanks to the airline’s partnership with Lufthansa
Express Rail Product and new collaborations with AccesRail &
WorldTicket, customers can use a streamlined booking process to
create a seamless travel itinerary that connects their flight with
trips on trains operated by BB – the national railway of Austria,
France’s TGV-SNCF Voyageurs, Germany’s Deutsche Bahn and Swiss
Federal Railways.

Customers can check-in for all segments of their
trip prior to departure, avoiding the need to obtain a train
ticket at the station, and those
experiencing any flight disruption will have both their air and
rail segments rebooked to provide peace of mind.

Air Canada has expanded its plane to train options in Europe

France: Sold under codeshare on SNCF Voyageurs,
customers can purchase a single ticket that connects them at
France’s Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris to up to 22 SNCF
Voyageurs high-speed rail destinations across France.

Germany: Customers
can reach
more than 5,600 railway stations across the country using Deutsche Bahn’s Rail and Fly products from Frankfurt and Munich
airports. In
August 2022, Deutsche Bahn became an intermodal partner of Star
Alliance and Air Canada plans to launch codeshare tickets in 2024
via the Lufthansa express rail product.

Switzerland: Customers flying to Zurich or
Geneva on Air Canada can now connect at the airport to Swiss
Federal Railways trains and reach up to 11 stations throughout
Switzerland, including such popular destinations as Basel and
Lucerne.

Austria: BB services are now also available from
Vienna airport to up to nine railway stations across Austria,
including Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck.

“As a leading global airline, Air Canada excels at
flying, but we also know intermodal connections can enrich the
travel experience through added convenience and by promoting
sustainability,” said Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and
Network Planning, at Air Canada. “In offering easy onward airport
connections with the national rail systems in France, Germany,
Switzerland and Austria, we are creating intermodal hubs and
opening the door for customers to reach stations at major cities
and popular destinations throughout these countries. Moreover, by
facilitating the use of rail for the short-haul segments of our
customers’ journeys, we can provide sustainable travel options
when touring Europe.”

Air Canada’s partnership portfolio has doubled
over the past decade with three joint business agreements, 39
codeshare, 120 interline and four intermodal rail options across
the transport ecosystem to over 1,200 destinations.

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