Madrid, 10 (European press)
FlixBus moved 1.7 million people between April and September of this year in its more than 2,000 connections in Spain and Portugal, which is a 152% increase compared to the same period in 2019, before the pandemic.
While in Spain it operates only on international lines due to current legislation, in Portugal it also has internal routes, after the liberalization launched by the socialist government of Antonio Costa in 2019, which led to an increased demand for bus transportation.
In Spain, FlixBus believes the government’s sustainable mobility bill presents a “unique opportunity” to change the Spanish model of long-distance bus lines, including this liberalization that will also allow it to operate local routes.
Worldwide, the Flix Group has carried around 34 million passengers at its 3,000 points in Europe, North America, Turkey and Brazil, highlighting its activity in Berlin, Paris and Istanbul, as well as Barcelona.
“I am very proud that Flix is back stronger than ever after the pandemic, demonstrating that our continued efforts to achieve sustainable recovery have paid off. We continue to evolve our strategy to drive the future of mobility in a profitable and sustainable way. Our expansion in Brazil, the United States, Canada, Portugal and the Baltic states has proven during The pandemic is another bold and successful step towards our vision of delivering sustainable and affordable mobility around the world.” Andrei Schwamlin.