Rail riders can now book Italy’s Trenitalia via AccesRail thanks to a new agreement signed by the two companies. The deal utilizes AccesRail’s expertise to enable Trenitalia to make its train tickets available on the sales platforms of all major airlines of the world. To the travel agent, this means that they can now easily book air and rail segments in the airline primary screen display of all important GDSs.
And to the customer this means that they can now travel with air and rail segments on the same itinerary. For example, passengers landing in Rome will already have their Trenitalia ticket in-hand and can more easily board the train en route to their chosen destination.
Trenitalia’s Le Frecce trains transport passengers throughout Italy. This intermodality, joining airlines and rail, allows airlines to extend their network by accessing secondary destinations with no or smaller airports, and railways are able to increase the visibility of their rail options while maximizing the load factor of their trains.
AccesRail, a division of ACP Rail International, specializes in intermodal travel and GDS distribution, making it possible for its partner railways to interact with airlines in this way around the world. Air-rail intermodal solutions have been successfully implemented for numerous railways including Renfe, Deutsche Bahn (DB), Norwegian State Railways (NSB), Swedish Railways (SJ), East Japan Railways, J R Kyushu, Dutch and Belgium Railways (NS/SNCB) and Thalys.