• Why airlines want you to go by train

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

"Dutch airline KLM recently announced plans to partner with European train companies Thalys and NS to replace one of its five daily flights between Amsterdam and Brussels with a high-speed rail service."
  by Benny
 
I think because of the non convenience of some flights as made Alitalia 20 years ago with the "surface flights" (apart that make Amsterdam--Brussels by plane is a nonsense.... )

Ciao :wink:
  by eolesen
 
Hardly a new approach.

Lufthansa has been operating "train flights" at Frankfurt with DB for decades. Air France had it with SNCF for a while as well.
  by David Benton
 
Yes , I remember the German "plane trains", from my "World's Railways" type books back in the eighties.
What would be interesting would be where a railway service allows a airline to compete into a hub that it currently does not serve.
I.e in this case , a Belgium Airline uses the train to serve Schiphol Airport. Presuming their is a Belgium Airline, my knowledge of European airlines is not great.