Air Berlin will allow its Switzerland-based passengers the chance to check-in at one of the country’s railway stations from next month.
From December 1st, the airline’s passengers will be able to use SBB’s ‘check-in at the station’ service, allowing travellers the opportunity to check-in their bags at more than 50 Swiss train stations.
Passengers who do so will also receive their boarding pass and seat allocation en route to the airport.
The service is available to customers as early as 24 hours before their flight, while returning passengers will be offered the same benefit.
This is thanks to the Fly-Rail-Baggage-Service, which will transfer baggage from any airport in the world and deliver it to a selected railway station in Switzerland.
Time pressured passengers heading to Zurich and Geneva will benefit as they will no longer have to wait for their bags after disembarking from their aircraft.
Air Berlin will launch new flights to San Francisco from Dusseldorf for the first time next summer.
Two flights a week will commence to the Californian city in May.