13-Sep-2019 8:33 PM

KLM partners with Thalys to exchange Amsterdam-Brussels frequencies with high speed rail capacity

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced (13-Sep-2019) plans to replace one of its five daily Amsterdam-Brussels frequencies with seat capacity aboard Thalys' high-speed rail service. KLM, Thalys and NS Dutch Railways have developed a long term plan to reduce the number of air services between Brussels and Amsterdam Schiphol AirportKLM intends gradually to reduce the number of frequencies between Brussels and Schiphol in combination with improved Air&Rail product provided by Thalys. "Intermodal transport involving trains and planes remains a complex and challenging business. Speed is key, not only in terms of the train itself but also the transfer process at the airport. We aim to make maximum progress in both areas. Reducing our frequency from five to four flights a day is a good way of gaining more experience with Air&Rail services", KLM president and CEO Pieter Elbers stated. [more - original PR]

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