Malaysia Airlines is pleased to introduce a new product called MHrail, providing passengers seamless rail connections via a single booking.
In line with this initiative, 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, unlocking the opportunity to explore neighbouring cities from 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. Additionally, customers can book train tickets 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 are available for purchase 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 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 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.”
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, be able to offer its customers more destinations and more possibilities in a more seamless fashion.”
In operation for 25 years, Montreal-headquartered AccesRail is present on all global GDS systems, and partnering 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.