A FlixBus on the motorway in Germany. Photo: Pixabay/SofieLayla Thal
FlixBus set a new record this summer. The bus company achieved a record number of more than 30 million summer season passengers in all countries where it operates. According to the German bus company, the number of passengers is now even above the level before the corona pandemic.
FlixBus reportedly carried more than 30 million passengers to more than 3.000 destinations in Europe, North America, Turkey and Brazil. They did so in the period between April 1 and 30 September. As a result, the bus company from Munich says it has achieved a profitable group result. In total, FlixBus has seen summer passenger numbers grow worldwide by 130 percent, compared to the same period last year.
Record for Benelux In the Benelux, the summer season was a record in terms of operating result, according to the bus operator. This makes this region one of the most dynamic in the entire FlixBus network. More than 1.6 million passengers were transported during this period. All major Flix markets in Europe have recovered well from the pandemic and are growing strongly compared to 2021. The main markets for FlixBus are Germany, Benelux, Italy, France and Poland.
Ongoing efforts “I am very proud that Flix is stronger than ever after the pandemic,” says André Schwämmlein, CEO of FlixBus, about the results achieved. “It shows that our persistent efforts to prepare for a recovery have paid off. Investing in our expansion in Brazil, the United States, Canada, Portugal and the Baltic States during the pandemic was a bold strategy to build on our vision of affordable and sustainable mobility for everyone, everywhere.”
Climate-friendly mobility According to FlixBus, the growing importance of the demand for shared and climate-friendly mobility has also played an important role in achieving this record. The bus company says it will not lose sight of that fact. “In the face of rising inflation and fuel prices, Flix recognizes the growing importance of affordable and sustainable mobility. We will continue to invest in the FlixBus network and in the development of sustainable alternative engines for a greener future,” concludes André Schwämmlein.
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