Dohop powers intermodal agreement between Vueling and Deutsche Bahn
Airline to offer air-rail connections in Germany
Vueling, an airline belonging to IAG, and Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s leading railway company and the world’s second-largest transport company, have reached an agreement to connect different types of transport and offer air to rail connections for Vueling passengers.
Using Vueling Global, the virtual interline platform powered by Dohop www.dohop.com, customers can easily and conveniently purchase tickets using one booking process, combining their flight with train connections to different destinations across Germany. Connections between the two types of transport can be made at Berlin Brandenburg Airport to cities such as Dresden, Hannover, Leipzig, Rostock and Wolfsburg.
With the intermodal travel link, Vueling extends the catchment area of BER to the surrounding cities and seamlessly links it with destinations across Europe. The booking of multiple mobility options through one platform is another step toward sustainability of the entire travel chain.
According to Jesús Monzo, Distribution Strategy and Alliances Manager of Vueling “This is Vueling’s first intermodal agreement and opens the door to an increasingly strong trend in the industry to connect different types of transport and mobility, thus increasing the offer and options for the passenger. In addition, we must highlight the environmental factor and the relevance that trains are acquiring in this as a means of sustainable mobility”.
David Gunnarsson, CEO of Dohop said “Our platform allows Vueling and Deutsche Bahn to provide passengers with an enhanced travel experience and a one-stop-shop for booking their combined journey. Customers will have the opportunity to experience Vueling’s signature flight experience while also adding their onward journey by rail in one booking. Linking flight and train travel seamlessly through intermodal transfer options is a further step towards improved and more sustainable travel.”
Dohop is an Icelandic technology company with 17 years of experience in developing innovative solutions in aviation and travel. Our core technology focuses on helping people find and create connecting itineraries. Being at the forefront of digital innovation in virtual interline technology, Dohop has developed solutions such as Dohop Interline and Dohop Intermodal for forward-thinking airlines, alliances, and airports around the globe, including easyJet, Transavia, Air France, Eurowings, Vueling, and Air Transat. www.dohop.com
About Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn AG is Germany’s leading railway company and the second-largest transport company in the world after Deutsche Post / DHL. It is Europe’s largest rail operator and infrastructure owner. In 2019, DB’s passenger transport companies carried around 4.8 billion passengers.
Vueling, a company belonging to IAG, is a key player in connections in Spain, the largest domestic market in Europe, and contributes to the economic and tourism development in the region.
For summer 2022, the carrier has more than 320 short and medium-haul routes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East on sale, which are operated with a fleet of Airbus A319, A320, A320neo and A321 models.
Given the present circumstances, Vueling advises all customers to continue to use its digital tool on the web and mobile app, where up-to-date information on the documents necessary to travel to each destination is provided.