Swiss airline to launch rail link between Zurich airport and Lugano

Swiss airline to launch rail link between Zurich airport and Lugano
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A new rail link between Zurich airport and Lugano station will launch on Wednesday and the cost will be included in flight tickets.

The rail link, called “flugzug”, is being launched by Swiss International Air Lines.

The airline will offer 14 trains daily in each direction together with Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). The cost of the rail journey will be included in the price of the plane ticket.

The two-and-a-half-hour train ride will replace 40-minute flights that were operated by the now-defunct Adria Airways. The Slovenian carrier, which filed for bankruptcy at the end of September, provided domestic service on behalf of Swiss between the two cities.

Swiss and SBB already operate a rail service between Basel and Zurich airports.
 


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