Bus operator FlixBus is taking full advantage of the ongoing problems at Schiphol Airport. Since the May holiday, when staff shortages and a strike by baggage handlers disrupted flight schedules at Schiphol, the company has noticed an increase in the demand for tickets. According to FlixBus, a record number of passengers will be transported this summer in the Netherlands and Belgium.
It will also be busier than in 99, the last year before the corona crisis hit a gap in travel services, the company said. Recently, it has been considerably busier on the green buses to and from Amsterdam from cities such as Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg, Geneva, Copenhagen, London, Nice, Lyon and Milan, notes FlixBus.
More buses on the road this summer Due to the congestion, the company expects the network to be expanded by percent this summer to expand. That equates to about forty extra buses that will hit the road. These will be used, among other things, on existing routes to Amsterdam, for example. New connections are also being created, including the Brussels-Antwerp-Eindhoven line.
Despite the increased petrol prices and other cost increases, FlixBus has decided not to raise the prices for travelers. The cheapest bus ticket therefore still costs 2.99 euros.