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Air France airlines and a national rail operator SNCF start offering a new route, between Bordeaux Saint-Jean station and Paris-Orly airport, as part of their joint “Train + Air” service.
The connections will also be available to the entire international Air France network on departure from Paris-Orly airport, e.g., to Cayenne, Fort-de-France, and Saint-Denis de La Réunion.
“Train + Air” has been used for 25 years now, attracting around 160 000 customers yearly and allowing for a combination of train and air travel via a single booking.
Vincent Etchebehere, VP Sustainability and New Mobilities, Air France, said, “Air France is committed to halving its CO2 emissions on the domestic network by 2024, notably by suspending routes on departure from Orly for which a rail alternative is available in less than 2hr30.”
Jérôme Laffon, Chief Marketing Officer of Voyages SNCF: “We are currently experiencing an unprecedented health, economic and climate crisis, the world is changing, and our shared responsibility is to come up with new compatible travel solutions.”
Passengers will be able to take a train from Bordeaux to Massy TGV and then transfer to Paris-Orly by a taxi. 5 departures from Bordeaux Saint-Jean and 4 departures from Massy TGV will enhance connectivity every day.