Air France and SNCF have made peace on domestic lines


For a long time at loggerheads, the airline company and the rail operator have relaunched the Train + Air product.

Competitors yesterday, partners today. There was a time not so distant when Air France and the SNCF were engaged in a merciless war on the internal lines. Thus, in mid-2017, when the historic rail operator opened the TGV Paris-Bordeaux in 2 hours, the national airline responded with cannon prices on this link. Today, Air France has buried the hatchet and, in many destinations, is leaving the field open or going down the ladder for the SNCF. “The opposition of the train and the plane is a rearguard fight», Summarized last June Anne Rigail, general manager of the French air carrier.

Proof of this new state of mind, Air France and SNCF have given new life to an old product called Train + Air. Its principle? Rather than taking two separate tickets (for example a Strasbourg-Paris at the SNCF and an Orly-Pointe-à-Pitre at the blue-white-red airline), the traveler buys the package from the carrier

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