Deutsche Bahn is new BARIG business partner

Deutsche Bahn is new BARIG business partner

With Deutsche Bahn another important mobility provider has become an official business partner of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) and its around 100 national and international member airlines. BARIG offers business partners an attractive platform to intensify the dialogue between companies and airline representatives from all over the world, thereby developing project initiation and solution-finding processes.

“Today, modern mobility always incorporates intermodality. The efficient interplay between rail, road and flight plays a central role in modern transportation infrastructure. For this reason the cooperation with Deutsche Bahn is essential for optimised mobility services. We are therefore pleased to welcome Deutsche Bahn as new BARIG business partner,“ Secretary General Michael Hoppe states.

BARIG is the largest Board of Airline Representatives worldwide. BARIG’s business partners derive from various economic sectors including Mobility, Coaching & Consulting Services, Hotels, Legal / Advocate / Notary, Services, and Technology & Innovation.

Kay Hellwig, Head of touristic cooperations at Deutsche Bahn, about the business partnership: “For a long time we are maintaining close and positive partnerships on various levels with a number of airlines – the most known cooperation is certainly the ‘Rail&Fly’ offer which is well established in the market since 27 years. The BARIG business partnership suits us perfectly to extend existing and to develop new cooperations.”

BARIG e.V. (Board of Airline Representatives in Germany) represents the interests of around 100 national and international airlines in scheduled, charter, low cost and air cargo business. Since the foundation in 1951 the airline association works for the improvement of frame conditions in the aviation industry in Germany and is the key industry contact for politics, authorities, industry and media. Worldwide the BARIG member airlines transport around 1.8 billion passengers and more than 25 million tons of air cargo to over 1,500 destinations. Every year approximately 225 million passengers are travelling to and from Germany with BARIG airlines to more than 280 international destinations. The BARIG airlines have over 105,000 employees in Germany. The overall aviation industry secures 823,000 workplaces and therefore is a major factor of the German economy. www.barig.aero

The Deutsche Bahn group is an international supplier of mobility and logistical services and operates globally in over 130 countries. The company’s core business is the railway in Germany with more than 5.5 million customers every day in the passenger transport segment. Deutsche Bahn operates more than 40,000 train runs daily on its more than 33,400 kilometre-long, modern rail network, which is also open to competition. The number of train stations is 5.662. During the 2016 financial year DB Group posted revenues (adjusted) of about € 40.6 billion, and an EBIT of a good € 1.95 billion after adjustments for special items