Air India has partnered with IATA Travel partner AccesRail to boost the airline’s network across European region. The airline is aiming at providing more choices to its passengers to easify travel in European countries.
Air India meets AccesRail
Now, Air India passengers travelling to Europe can take trains or buses on a single intermodal ticket. The Indian flag carrier has partnerd with AccesRail. AccesRail is a company specialized in providing multi-modal travel solutions specially train and bus travel. Its primary focus is to connect air travel with train services, allowing travellers to easily go to their destinations.
You may be wondering that how can a passenger travel on a plane and train/bus on a single ticket? Here is the answer. AccesRail is an IATA Travel partner and hence, it can issue intermodal tickets to passengers. Its designator code is 9B. This way, journey on intermodal tickets is possible.
This agreement between Air India and AccesRail will enable passengers to travel via train/bus to more than 100 European cities and towns across following countries :
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
Air India Chief Commercial Officer Nipun Aggarwal said that global expansion is our key priority and hence, this partnership will not only help the airline to expand but will also fill the gap between India and Europe. The airline is also aiming at environmental sustainability with this move.
Air India European network
Air India currently operates to 9 European Airports. These are London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Milan, Vienna and Copenhagen. The airline launched flights to Gatwick, Milan, Vienna and Copenhagen in this year itself. As it gets more widebody aircraft, it will continue to expand its European network.
With effect from September 1, the airline will upgrade London Heathrow services from Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to Boeing 777-300ER. It will deploy former Etihad B77W on this route, which is premium heavy aircraft and is aimed to cater Delhi to London Heathrow route.
This is not the first time that an Indian airline is partnering with European rail network company. In January 2023, Vistara partnered with WorldTicket to enable its passengers to book tickets on Germany’s Deutsche Bahn Train network.
Source : News Patrolling