Finnair offers air-to-rail connection to Saint Petersburg with VR
Helsinki, September 29, 2014 (STAT):-Finnair and Finnish railway operator VR are lending a hand to offer combined air-and-rail tickets between Saint Petersburg and international destinations connecting via Helsinki. 1 October 2014, Finnair will begin selling of the combined tickets and the first Allegro train connection with AY code will be on 1 December 2014.
"Together with Finnair we are offering a new and interesting opportunity for those travelling to and from Saint Petersburg," says Mikael Aro, CEO of VR. We believe this is an attractive offer for international travelers.” he asserts.
This new intermodal ticket will facilitate customers flying throughout Finnair’s network in Europe, Asia and North America to connect to and from Saint Petersburg on the high-speed Allegro train, which takes 3 hours and 36 minutes between Helsinki’s Central Railway Station and Saint Petersburg’s Finland Station. Passport and customs procedures are carried out on board the train while en route, saving customers’ time and allowing for a smooth passenger experience. It also permits stopovers in Helsinki, enabling customers with business in both cities to make a single booking while also giving leisure travellers the opportunity to take time to explore the Finnish capital region.