DB celebrated 25 years of Rail&Fly

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GERMANY: Last week Deutsche Bahn and Fraport have invited their partners to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the intermodal rail and airline booking service – Rail&Fly.

Rail&Fly offers passengers the possibility to travel to/from any German airport as well as Basel and Salzburg Airport on the entire DB rail network.

79 airlines have joined the Rail&Fly scheme to date.

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“LaATAM are small airlines and Rail&Fly cooperation brought us many advantages – we could reach customers from all around Germany and fly them to South America,” said Cristián Lizana, Commercial Director Germany & Europe of LATAM Airlines Group during the panel discussion at the 25th anniversary of Rail&Fly.

Dr. Peter Pfragner, Intermodal Commissioner at Fraport said that the goal for the Rail&Fly future is to improve luggage check-in area:

“We want to improve luggage check-in area in the AIRail Terminal because the way the facilities are positioned at the moment - customers just walk by without noticing it, so our goal is to improve the visibility and access to luggage check-in for air-rail passengers.”

Kalle Greven, Head of Sales at DB Vertrieb commented on his vision for the next 25 years:

“For the next 25 years we want to continue improving partnerships with airlines and expanding business to markets outside Germany, which are not fully exploited, but IATA coding could prove to be an issue for railway stations. Together we have to try new things and figure out what works and what doesn’t. Interlining and code-sharing with airlines is another aspect I would like to focus on in the future.”