As people who always look for a train when landing in a new location, it’s pleasing when we find Air-Rail Connections easily available. Though that usually means separate operations – leave Arrival Hall/Airport – find train station – purchase ticket, Malaysia Airlines has introduced MHrail to strengthen Air-Rail Connectivity in Seoul and London.
MHRail for Air-Rail Connections
Seamless air-rail connections are now available for routes in and out of Seoul Incheon Airport and London Heathrow from Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA, with the introduction of Malaysia Airlines’ MHrail, providing passengers seamless rail connections via a single booking. In conjunction, the airline also announced the expansion of its partnership with AccesRail, the world’s leading provider of air-rail intermodal solutions. This collaboration allows customers to seamlessly book onward train connectivity, enabling travellers to explore neighbouring cities out of Seoul and London when travelling with the airline.
Malaysia Airlines customers can now book Korail KTX train tickets for routes to and from Incheon International Airport in South Korea and between London Heathrow in the United Kingdom and destinations along the East Coast via the London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and the West Coast with Avanti West Coast. This expansion complements the existing rail route offered through this partnership on the Great Western Railway. Tickets may be purchased on Malaysia Airlines’ official website and all Global Distribution Systems (GDS) travel agencies. Through this partnership, Malaysia Airlines customers can seamlessly connect to and from international flights onto rail routes operated by these and various other railways, facilitated by AccesRail’s “9B” carrier code.
…. With the introduction of our new MHrail product, we provide passengers with a seamless avenue to purchase both flight and train tickets, making it convenient for our guests to explore neighbouring cities and enjoy onward connections upon arrival in London or Seoul through a single itinerary and ticket.Dersenish Aresandiran, Chief Commercial Officer of Airlines,Malaysia Aviation Group
His comments were supported by Andrew Popescu, Vice President Business Development, AccesRail, who added:
…. AccesRail and Malaysia Airlines have worked together for many years with interline opportunities that have expanded the airline’s route network. We are excited to be deepening our Malaysia Airlines-AccesRail cooperation and look forward to continuing with them on a global scale.
In operation for 25 years, Montreal-headquartered AccesRail is present on all global GDS systems, and offers partnerships with major rail companies in Europe, North America and Asia, making it possible for customers to book and purchase air and rail travel on the same itinerary.