FlixBus – almost 350 cities in the summer schedule
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FlixBus has announced its full spring/summer offering, including seasonal lines. This year’s network will include a total of almost 350 cities in Poland and Europe, more than ever before, even before the pandemic. Booking calendar is open until November 6.
Michal Leman, managing director of FlixBus in Poland, Ukraine and the Baltics, said: “When planning this year’s route network, we were keen to not only rebuild the pre-pandemic offering, but also to finally offer passengers new travel options. Although the start of most of the connections from the spring-summer calendar was planned for early April, due to the outbreak of war in Ukraine we decided to immediately launch some of them already in February, with particular emphasis on courses from border cities.”
In high season, the number of lines available within the green network will exceed 110, which will allow passengers to reach a total of 175 cities in Poland and 170 in Europe. This year’s spring-summer offer by FlixBus will be 20% more. greater compared to the same period in 2019. The cities in which FlixBus resumes its operation during the season are m.in.Malbork, Ełk, Zamość, Ustrzyki Dolne and Ustrzyki Górne, Łeba, Ustka, Krynica Morska. Among the brand new cities in the offer of FlixBus Poland will be m.in. Ryki, Garwolin, Kamień Pomorski, Pabianice or Rewal. There are also completely new relationships, such as.The following cities are in the summer schedule: Chełm – Katowice, Wrocław – Mannheim, Tallin – Berlin or Krakow – Paris. FlixBus also reinstates direct flights to Italy and Croatia.
Michal Leman added: “Considering the increased migration due to the war and the growing tourist traffic after the pandemic, combined with high fuel prices, public transport will play an even more important role in providing a comfortable and affordable means of transportation. We believe that the biggest so far FlixBus offer in Poland, will be the answer to this demand and will enable easy travel for everyone. We look forward to implementing this plan with nearly 30 local bus partners, with whom we survived the pandemic together and who are also supporting us with great commitment to help those affected by the war in Ukraine.”
FlixBus’ response to the crisis in Europe
Already in the first days after the outbreak of war, FlixBus provided additional lines from the Polish-Ukrainian border and offered free rides to people fleeing Ukraine.
Michal Leman commented: “We are constantly responding to the needs of people moving around Europe and adjusting our offer accordingly. Only on Ukrainian routes the number of passengers has tripled since the war broke out. In the face of this unimaginable tragedy, we want to provide all refugees with the most convenient way to reach their destinations”.
FlixBus’ assistance activities were not limited to just increasing the availability of connections. The company, together with local bus partners, has also started organized transport for people from Ukraine, including children from Ukrainian orphanages, together with their tutors (in cooperation with the UN Global Compact and the Happy Kids foundation). FlixBus also coordinates the delivery of supplies and donations from collections in cooperation with many NGOs in Poland and Europe. In addition, FlixMobility launched an employment support program, opening up all recruitment to people who have lost their jobs as a result of the war or have been forced to leave the country. The company assures that it will be possible for these people to work remotely, regardless of their place of stay, also after returning to the country.