A common product initiative for the development of joint train-to-flight services to Frankfurt Airport, has been unveiled by German airline Lufthansa and state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB).
Under this initiative, the Lufthansa Express Rail network will be expanded by five additional cities. It is expected that the high-speed Sprinter trains will be journeying to the airport, commencing in December for the first time.
Deutsche Lufthansa executive board member Harry Hohmeister said: “With this joint initiative, we are strengthening the offer of mobility in Germany, thus bolstering the local economy. By intelligently linking rail and air transport, we offer our customers a seamless and convenient travel network, benefiting consumers and the environment.”
Also Berthold Huber, DB board member, asserted: “A good cooperation is now turning into a comprehensive partnership, the likes of which have never been seen before between Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn. At the end of the year, DB will expand the links between Germany’s largest hub and the new Sprinter connections. Travel by rail will be faster and more comfortable.”
At the moment, both entities are presenting as many as 134 daily feeder trains to the airport from 17 German cities and five cities will be added to this list in the second half of this year.
While the determined date for starting the services from Berlin, Münster and Bremen is the December, Lufthansa Express Rail services from Hamburg and Munich to Frankfurt Airport will commence in July.