Emirates has signed a codeshare agreement with
Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company, which
will enable Emirates’ customers from across its worldwide network
to more easily discover new destinations across Italy.
With just one
ticket, travellers will be able to fly on Emirates
and reach some of Italy’s most picturesque cities and towns using
high speed trains that leave from
Emirates’ four Italian gateways - Bologna, Milan, Rome and Venice.
“This codeshare agreement with Trenitalia opens up new
possibilities for our customers and complements our current
services to Bologna, Milan, Rome and Venice. With Trenitalia,
travelling to the Far East from Foggia, or to Padova from Sydney
has never been easier,” said Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional
Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, West. “Emirates
already flies more than 1.6 million passengers to and from Italy
every year. With this codeshare agreement, we’re connecting
Italian regions to our global network, significantly boosting the
Italian tourism industry.”
customers will be able to board Trenitalia trains directly without
the need to exchange their boarding pass for a separate ticket. As
with their flight, they will be assigned a seat number and car
number which will be on their e-ticket.
Trenitalia tickets will be booked in the cabin class that matches
the class of travel on the Emirates ticket. Depending on the type
of train, these cabin classes on Trenitalia range from Executive,
Business, Premium and Standard.
Passengers travelling in Emirates First Class and Trenitalia Executive Class will also be able to
access, where available, the lounges of each partner by presenting
their boarding passes.
Emirates’ baggage allowance
will also apply for train journeys, as well as baggage dimension
restrictions. Customers will however need to collect their checked bags
from the arrival hall at the airport and take them to the train
Emirates currently operates eight daily flights to four
Italian gateways: Bologna, Milan, Rome and Venice.
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