DB Becomes First Intermodal Partner of Star Alliance
As of August 1, Deutsche Bahn (DB) will be the world's first Intermodal Partner of Star Alliance. With this, DB and the aviation industry are sending another strong signal for the environment-friendly evolution of the travel industry.
Under the new cooperation, DB customers and passengers of Star Alliance member airlines will be able to start or end their long-distance journey comfortably on the climate-friendly train.
Germany is the first market and DB is the world's first partner in the new Star Alliance initiative.
An industry-first, Star Alliance’s Intermodal Partnership model intelligently combines airlines with railway, bus, ferry or any other transport ecosystem, alliance-wide. It is designed to link loyalty systems and facilitate seamless airport/station/port transit.
Star Alliance plans to expand intermodal partnerships in the future. The new partnership between DB and Star Alliance builds on the Lufthansa Express Rail program.
Lufthansa customers have been able to buy a combined ticket for trains and flights in one booking step for more than 20 years.
In the future, in addition to Lufthansa, all 25 other Star Alliance member airlines will be able to include DB’s environmentally friendly ICE trains as a flight number in their booking engine and customers will benefit from advantages.