AIR LINKS: Austrian Airlines Implements Tenfold Increase in the AIRail Offering Linking Salzburg and Vienna Airport
Date: Jul 3, 2020 Source: Internet (Austrian Airlines)
- Up to 31 AIRail trains per day starting on 20 July 2020 in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB
- Austrian Airlines will no longer operate flights on the Salzburg-Vienna route
Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their “Train to Plane” offering. Starting on 20 July 2020, up to 31 AIRail trains will be operated each day between Salzburg Central Station and Vienna Airport. A Railjet with an Austrian Airlines flight number will run between Salzburg and Vienna Airport every hour between 5 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. The total travel time between Salzburg Central Station and Vienna Airport is two hours and 49 minutes.
The new offering can be booked as of 3 July, at austrian.com. In contrast, Austrian Airlines will not resume flights on the Salzburg-Vienna route.
Austrian Airlines customers will enjoy various advantages when they book an AIRail connection, for example a guaranteed connecting service, regardless of whether they continue their journey by plane or train. This means passengers who miss their connecting flight or train due to an unexpected late arrival of the train or aircraft will be automatically rebooked on an alternative travel connection. Business Class passengers travel first class and have free access to the ÖBB Lounge before departure. Moreover, Austrian Airlines passengers can also collect miles with AIRail within the context of the Miles & More program. Finally, passengers also receive a catering voucher which they can use in the ÖBB dining car.
AIRail: a dedicated air-rail alliance