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96 Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation Rail. A new City Air Terminal has been created within the Vienna-Middle station. The terminal is well located relative to major tourist hotels, at the edge of the Stadtpark, and has four check-in counters and five automatic kiosk machines. From this location, the traveler has a choice of dedicated rail service, called the "CAT," or shared rail services from the regional sub- urban rail system. The CAT service offers non-stop connections to the airport in 16 minutes. Tickets on the dedicated service are available for about $12, with the competing services priced like commuter rail service. The dedicated rail is currently attracting about 14% of the market, while the standard rail service is attracting about 16% of the market. Baggage-Handling Strategy. For those travelers who choose the higher priced dedicated rail service, baggage check-in is offered for 25 airlines, including Star Alliance airlines, of which Austrian Airlines is a member. Travelers to the United States can check their bags at the City Air Terminal. The downtown check-in station is unusual in that it offers totally automated baggage check-in service. About one in five airline passengers are reported to use the check-in service (37). Bus. Bus service is offered from three downtown locations, including the South Rail Station and the West Rail Station, at a price of about $8. The airport reports that bus services capture about 11% of the ground access market for airline passengers. London Stansted (40% Market Share) Market Share European/Asian Rank Airport Total Rail Bus 7 London Stansted Airport 40% 29% 11% SOURCE: CAA Passenger Survey Report 2004 (30) The Airport. Stansted Airport is located 35 miles north of London, which is about 70 min- utes by automobile. Taxi fare for the journey is estimated at $100. Stansted served about 21 MAP in 2005 and is growing rapidly. About 13% of traffic is to UK destinations, and about 87% is international. Some 87% of these travelers are terminating, and not transferring to other flights. Connections at the Airport. Stansted Airport has a centralized configuration, with a com- pact landside terminal serving a series of airside concourses via a people-mover link. The rail station is integrated into the basement of the terminal structure and accessed by elevator, esca- lators, and ramps. The escalators from the rail station are located in the departures concourse; the escalators to the rail station are located in the arrivals concourse. The bus station is across the airport roadway, in a central plaza. Rail. Stansted Airport is served by both dedicated rail services to London and shared rail services in the region. Initially called the "Stansted Skytrain," the dedicated rail service to London operated every half hour from Liverpool Street Station, with about a 40- to 45-minute travel time to the airport. In 1999, the service was rebranded as the Stansted Express and began to offer ser- vice with 15-minute headways for much of the day. In 2007, the fare was about $30 one way. Hourly local service between the airport and London is also provided. Additional services are provided directly to the Midlands and destinations in the north of England. Rail captures 29% of the airline passenger market. Baggage-Handling Strategy. The dedicated trains of the Stansted Express are designed with ample luggage storage areas on board. The concept of downtown check-in at Liverpool Street Station was explored by the operators of the Stansted Express along with the airlines and the owners of the rail station and was discontinued.