• Short Summary

    Passengers on the West German airline Lufthansa can now travel between Germany's main international airport at Frankfurt and the neighbouring cities of Cologne, Bonn and Dusseldorf by the special Lufthansa Airport Express.

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    GV Signs for Frankfurt planes, Dusseldorf station. (3 SHOTS)
    0.14

    2.
    GV Train arriving.
    0.25

    3.
    SV PAN People boarding Lufthansa train.
    0.35

    4.
    SV INTERIOR Guard checking tickets on train.
    0.51

    5.
    SV Through train driver's window crossing Rhine with Cologne Cathedral in distance. (2 SHOTS)
    1.11

    6.
    SV Meals being served. (2 SHOTS)
    1.20

    7.
    TRACKING SHOT Through train window of Lorelei rock on Rhine.
    1.32

    8.
    GV Passengers getting off Frankfurt station. (3 SHOTS)
    1.50




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    Background: Passengers on the West German airline Lufthansa can now travel between Germany's main international airport at Frankfurt and the neighbouring cities of Cologne, Bonn and Dusseldorf by the special Lufthansa Airport Express. The system began on 27 March, 1982, and was the idea of West German Transport Minister Volker Hauff. These train connections have flight numbers and can only be used with airline tickets. Although the trains are driven and operated by West German railways, they have been chartered by Lufthansa with hostess service, special baggage-handling arrangements, free meals and drinks for passengers. The system, which is undergoing a one-year trial period, has attractions for travellers, the railways and Lufthansa alike. The journeys from Cologne to Frankfurt, for example, costs 165 Deutschmarks (about 69 U.S. dollars) by Airport Express compared with 313 Deutschmarks (about 131 US dollars) by Lufthansa's "feeder" air services, which the airline finds uneconomical to operate. And the deal makes sense to the railways, which lose heavily on normal passenger traffic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4341KMFSSM4S3QHSS9ZICUJG2
    Media URN:
    VLVA4341KMFSSM4S3QHSS9ZICUJG2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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