On many occasions, environmentalists would comment that short haul routes are not climate friendly. This compounds when there are rail alternatives available that could shorten the total travel time. Recognizing environmental concerns, KLM will begin offering air-rail options starting March 29, 2020 for passengers looking to reduce carbon footprint.
Emirates and Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company announced a new codeshare agreement which will enable Emirates worldwide customers to book a ticket with flight and train components for the first time and expand its destinations within the country.
Airlines and railways worked very closely together in the 1930s to transport passengers and mail. Aircraft technology advancement turned the once complementary partners into competitors from the 1950s onwards. This post discusses the air-rail partnerships over time and how they can maximize through partnerships in the future.
Summer months are usually quieter for business travellers heading to Europe. As such, airlines often have discounts for their transatlantic services during this time period. London’s Heathrow Express is taking a cue from the travel pattern changes by simulating demand with a big off-peak discount offer.
London’s Luton Airport (LTN) received approval from the Luton Borough Council to build a rail line into the terminal building by 2021 at a cost of £200 million (~US$254 million / €227 million). London Luton Airport Luton Airport ranks the fourth biggest in the London area behind Heathrow Airport (LHR), Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Stansted Airport (STN). […]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was on hand at Montreal’s Central Station to make an announcement in support of the city’s light rail transit system called Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM). This project will solve one of the biggest transportation headaches of Montrealers with a branch off to the Montreal Pierre Trudeau International Airport (YUL).
International Airlines Group (IAG) introduced a new low cost carrier LEVEL into Barcelona back in March 2017 (News). June 1, 2017 will be remembered as the first day the airline’s new operations.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) based in London decided on Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) case (News) on charging user fees for the new Crossrail Project – The Elizabeth Line to access Heathrow Airport’s tracks in an attempt to recoup previous construction costs of up to £1 billion (May 31 Exchange Rates: US$1.29 billion, […]
London’s Crossrail Project is facing a big challenge over access charges imposed by London Heathrow Airport. Will the key cross town service skip one of the busiest airports in the world when it opens in 2018?
Austrian Airlines is the latest to introduce a premium economy cabin into its long haul fleet of Boeing 767s and 777s sometime during the Summer 2017 season.