Deutsche Bahn benefits greatly from flight cancellations

Intercity Express (Photo: Unsplash/Pascal Bernardon).
Intercity Express (Photo: Unsplash/Pascal Bernardon).

Deutsche Bahn benefits greatly from flight cancellations

Intercity Express (Photo: Unsplash/Pascal Bernardon).
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Within Germany, many flight connections are currently canceled. The two largest providers – Lufthansa and Eurowings – are canceling their flights to an unusually large extent in the short term. Switching to the train is becoming increasingly complicated because the ICE trains are increasingly overcrowded.

The airlines of the Kranich Group often issue vouchers for train tickets in the event of flight cancellations within Germany. This is currently not guaranteed either, because in Frankfurt am Main, for example, Lufthansa uses screen ads to point out that must take care of alternative transport themselves.

The news magazine "Der Spiegel" reports, citing a spokesman for DB, that the flight cancellations are clearly noticeable. More and more people would use the ICE and ICE Sprinter trains and this is now causing capacity problems. According to this, Deutsche Bahn recorded a 40 percent increase in occupancy and the main customers are airlines and their passengers in the event of cancellations.

Demand is particularly strong on the routes from Berlin to Munich and Frankfurt and generally from North Rhine-Westphalia. In some cases, the trains should be fully booked days in advance. With a view to midsummer, the DB spokesman said that the trend will continue and you can feel that many airlines are rebooking on rail connections or that potential passengers prefer to plan their journey by rail due to the chaotic conditions in aviation.

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