The Lufthansa Group already operates similar intermodal cooperation programs in its home markets with Deutsche Bahn, ÖBB and SBB, among others.
In total, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group currently offer their passengers more than 3,000 weekly rail or bus connections from more than 40 cities.
As early as 2001, Lufthansa entered already into a cooperation agreement with Deutsche Bahn on train connections to its airports (LH Express Rail).
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Besides its own services, and owning subsidiary passenger airlines Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines, and Eurowings (referred to by Lufthansa as its Passenger Airline Group), Deutsche Lufthansa AG owns several aviation-related companies, such as Lufthansa Technik and LSG Sky Chefs, as part of the Lufthansa Group.
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