The Fact Maker

Air India Now Provides Air-Rail Connections Across 5600 Train Stations In Germany On Deutsche Bahn

·         Travel to Frankfurt with Air India and take train connections across Germany with Deutsche Bahn on a single ticket

·         Air India guests enjoy benefit of the same baggage allowance on Deutsche Bahn as offered by Air India on its own flights

Bangalore: Air India, India’s leading global airline, has entered an intermodal interline agreement with WorldTicket, the exclusive distributor for Europe’s largest railway operator, Deutsche Bahn.

The collaboration enables Air India guests to travel on a single intermodal ticket beyond Frankfurt with convenient train connections to or from other cities and towns across Germany, including those without airports, on Deutsche Bahn. This lets travellers to connect to and from over 5600 train stations in Germany on the Deutsche Bahn network. Travellers can also take train connections on Deutsche Bahn to and from Amsterdam, Brussels, and Zurich via Air India’s Frankfurt gateway. WorldTicket is an IATA travel partner with its own AOC-holding airline, FlexFlight, bearing designator code W2, thus making intermodal journeys on a single ticket possible.

The partnership with WorldTicket for Deutsche Bahn also allows Air India guests to enjoy the benefit of the same baggage allowance on the rail routes as offered by Air India on its own flights.

Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer, Air India, said, “While we continue to expand our own route network globally, such partnerships help us to provide an extended network to our guests, and make journeys to their final destinations more convenient. We observe substantial passenger traffic on our Frankfurt flights that further connects to and from other German cities and towns, and this partnership addresses the needs of an increasing number of such guests. We are delighted to be working with WorldTicket and Deutsche Bahn in this effort.”

Air India recently entered another similar intermodal partnership to provide guests easy access to an extensive network of rail and bus operators in the UK, Italy, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Currently, intermodal tickets with Air India are available for booking through travel agents globally. The airline also plans to extend the facility to its own sales channels progressively.