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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines is thrilled to unveil MHrail, a cutting-edge product offering passengers seamless rail connections with just one booking. Along with this launch, the airline has expanded its collaboration with AccesRail, the world's premier provider of air-rail intermodal solutions.
This strategic partnership empowers customers to effortlessly book onward train journeys, unlocking the opportunity to explore neighbouring cities from Seoul and London when flying with Malaysia Airlines.
Travellers can now book Korail KTX train tickets for routes to and from Incheon International Airport in South Korea. Furthermore, passengers can secure train tickets between London Heathrow in the United Kingdom and destinations along the East Coast via London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and the West Coast with Avanti West Coast.
This expansion complements the existing rail route on the Great Western Railway offered through this partnership.
Tickets are available on Malaysia Airlines’ official website and all Global Distribution Systems (GDS) travel agencies.
Through this collaboration, Malaysia Airlines customers can seamlessly connect to and from their international flights onto rail routes operated by these railways and various railways, facilitated by AccesRail’s “9B” carrier code.
Dersenish Aresandiran, Chief Commercial Officer of Airlines from Malaysia Aviation Group, said: “We are delighted to offer our customers more options on flight to rail connections, ensuring a hassle-free travel experience for all. With the introduction of our new MHrail product, we provide passengers with a seamless avenue to purchase 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.”
Andrew Popescu, Vice President Business Development, AccesRail, said: “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. Through this enhanced AccesRail partnership, Malaysia Airlines will be able, now and in the future, to offer its customers more destinations and more possibilities in a more seamless fashion.”
With 25 years of operation, AccesRail, headquartered in Montreal, is on all global GDS systems and partners with major rail companies in Europe, North America, and Asia, enabling customers to book and purchase air and rail travel on the same itinerary.