Monday 21 November 2022

Flixbus Passes One Million UK Domestic Passenger Trips & Publishes Record Breaking Global Results

Flix, the global provider of sustainable and affordable travel options, operating in 39 countries, reports a record-breaking summer season result for Q2 and Q3 2022.

Flix entered the domestic UK market in 2020, with its official launch in April 2021 following the pandemic. This summer, FlixBus served the UK’s 1 millionth customer, and achieved a 94% increase in passengers carried compared to 2021.

As a result of strong returning demand for travel after the pandemic and the rising importance of shared and climate-friendly transport, Flix has grown the number of carried passengers by 130% across the globe for the period April – September 2022, compared to the same period last year.

Andreas Schorling, UK Managing Director of FlixBus said: “The positive response from the UK market this summer indicates a huge consumer appetite for our sustainable, affordable coach services. We have more than exceeded our targets for growth as we establish ourselves as a key player the UK’s travel industry, ultimately on a mission to become the market leader.”

The recovery of the Flix business is driven by its global expansion and passenger numbers are even above pre-pandemic levels in 2019 for the Flix group.

Over 34 million travellers reached more than 3,000 destinations in Europe, North America, Turkey, and Brazil, and this has delivered a profitable summer season result on a group level.

André Schwämmlein added “I am very proud that Flix is back stronger than ever after the pandemic, demonstrating that our constant efforts towards sustainable recovery have paid off. We keep fostering our strategy to drive the future of mobility in a profitable and sustainable way.

“Investing into our expansion to Brazil, the US, Canada, Portugal, and the Baltics during the pandemic, proved to be another bold and successful step towards our vision of offering affordable and sustainable mobility for everyone around the globe.”

Flix Europe

All major Flix markets in Europe have recovered well from the pandemic and have grown significantly versus 2021.

The largest markets for Flix are Germany, Italy, France and Poland, and based on Flix’ strong commitment for the region, FlixBus Ukraine has provided additional connections and consequently noted the highest relative passenger growth in this period.

The company recently launched the first commercial line running entirely on rapeseed (colza) Oleo100 biodiesel in France. More details here 

Flix North America

Flix SE launched Flix North America Inc. in July 2022 in order to steer the two operating entities FlixBus Inc. and GLI (Greyhound Lines Incorporated) towards providing the best customer experience across the US, Canada and Mexico. During the high season 2022, FlixBus and Greyhound connected approximately 1,400 destinations, building the backbone of land-based, environmental-friendly travel options in North America.

Flix North America reports a 30% growth in carried passengers for the high season 2022 vs same period last year.

“Facing increasing inflation and fuel prices, Flix is aware of the rising importance of affordable and sustainable mobility. We will continue investing our efforts into growing the Flix network and developing new sustainable alternative drives towards a greener future,” added André Schwämmlein.