Air Canada Expands Air-to-Rail Connections

Air Canada has added new air-to-rail booking options with four European rail providers, the carrier announced Tuesday. Through the carrier’s existing partnership with Lufthansa Express Rail product and new collaborations with AccesRail and WorldTicket, customers can book an air-and-rail itinerary for destinations in France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Via Germany’s Deutsche Bahn, Air Canada’s rail connections have increased to more than 5,600 stations from airports in Frankfurt and Munich from the 24 stations previously available only from Frankfurt, according to the carrier. TGV-SNCF Voyageurs will provide rail services from Charles de Gaulle Airport to 22 destinations in France. Customers flying to Zurich or Geneva will have 11 station-connection options via Switzerland’s Swiss Federal Railways, and Austria’s ÖBB rail system will offer connections to nine stations.

In addition, Air Canada in 2024 plans to launch a codeshare with Deutsche Bahn—which in August 2022 became the first non-airline partner of Star Alliance—via the Lufthansa Express Rail product.

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