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Updated June 27, 2022

  • Joe Breitfeller

Dohop Powers Intermodal Air Rail Transport Agreement Between Vueling and Deutsche Bahn

Vueling has signed an intermodal agreement powered by Dohop with Deutsche Bahn to offer air-to-rail connections for Vueling’s passengers across Germany. Customers can now combine flights to Berlin Brandenburg with onward rail connections on a single booking.

Dohop Powers New Intermodal Air Rail Connectivity Between Vueling and Deutsche Bahn - Courtesy Vueling/Reality PR

On Wednesday (May 25, 2022), Vueling announced the launch of a new intermodal agreement with Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s leading railway company and the second largest transport company in the world after Deutsche Post/DHL. By using Vueling Global, the virtual interline platform powered by Dohop, customers can now conveniently combine their flight with onward rail connections across Germany on a single booking. From Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), Vueling customers will now enjoy seamless rail connections to cities such as Dresden, Hannover, Leipzig, Rostock and Wolfsburg. With the new intermodal service, Vueling extends the catchment area of BER to the surrounding cities and destinations across Europe, while improving the sustainability of the entire travel chain.

In Wednesday’s announcment, Vueling’s Distribution Strategy and Alliances Manager, Jesús Monzo, said,

“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.”

Further commenting on the new intermodal agreement, Dohop’s CEO, David Gunnarsson, added,

“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.”

With over 17 years of experience, Dohop is an Icelandic technology company that develops innovative solutions in the fields of aviation and travel. The company’s core technologies focus on helping people find and create connecting itineraries. Dohop is at the forefront of digital innovation in the field of virtual interline technology and has developed solutions such as Dohop Interline and Dohop Intermodal. The company’s airline partners include easyJet, Transavia, Air France, Eurowings, Vueling, Air Transat, LATAM and many more.

Vueling is a subsidiary of the International Airlines Group (IAG) and a key player in Spain, the largest domestic market in Europe. For summer 2022, the carrier will operate over 320 short and medium-haul routes in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Vueling operates a fleet of Airbus A319s, A320s, A320neos, and A321 aircraft.

Source: Vueling/Reality PR