Virtual airline interlining technology specialist Dohop has started working with AirlinePros on intermodal travel connecting flights with rail.
The partnership will see airline partners integrate their networks with rail providers. Dohop said this will result in a “win-win situation for both suppliers and consumers”.
It added there is a demand for new technology platforms that smoothly combine air to rail transactions and provide seamless connections between.
David Gunnarsson, chief executive of Dohop, said: “Establishing a partnership with AirlinePros is of great value to us.
“They work with plenty of airlines so they have an extensive network, and they have great people with significant industry background and experience.
“Together, we see huge potential in the market for intermodal connections, not only allowing airlines to extend their network to ground transportation providers and thus being even more eco-friendly, but also allowing their customers to benefit from a larger number of connections to places their favourite airline does not fly to.”
Marc Cavaliere, president of AirlinePros International, added: “Dohop has been innovating since bringing virtual interlining into the market and this is just another great example of keeping ahead of the industry and enhancing the passenger experience.
“In many countries rail is the obvious onward connection from the airport so combining the two makes perfect sense from a passenger convenience perspective.
“Intermodal can work for full service and low-cost carriers alike and this is where the unique technology offered by Dohop which is open to all comes into play.
“In working with Dohop this is another way that we at AirlinePros can assist our clients with new distribution solutions that will lower their cost, lower the operating complexity while bringing in incremental new traffic.
“This is another step change for the future, and we are excited to work with our partners and Dohop on expanding Intermodal.”