SNCF’s spring holiday tickets sales at pre-corona levels
SNCF has already sold some 7,2 million tickets for its long-distance trains for the spring holiday period in France, which began on April 16 for certain regions and will end on May 9 for others.
Long-distance ticket sales for the TGV, INOUI, OUIGO and Intercités train are up 3 percent over 2019 and close to three times higher compared to last year, SNCF said on Tuesday.
Train tickets, including those for regional trains, were especially in demand via the SNCF Connect website and accompanying app. More than 8,3 million tickets were sold, an increase of 21 percent over 2019. Around 40 percent of all reservations were made in de past two weeks, and more than 1 million tickets were sold for the Easter weekend alone. This is comparable to 2019 ticket sales, according to SNCF.
Cities on the Atlantic coast such as Biarritz, Arcachon, La Rochelle, Vannes and Saint-Malo were very much in demand, SNCF writes. The same goes for Caen and Bordeaux.
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