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Traveltech FlixBus Expands Global Reach, Launches Operations In India

FlixBus, a travel-tech company, is set to collaborate with local bus operators. The partnership aims to leverage FlixBus's proprietary tech platform, empowering local bus operators to improve and streamline their business operations.

Traveltech FlixBus Expands Global Reach, Launches Operations In India
L to R - Max Zeumer (COO, Flix) , Surya Khurana (MD, FlixBus India), André Schwämmlein (CEO of Flix)

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POSTED ON February 01, 2024 8:24 PM

Travel-tech, FlixBus which offers a bus network across 42 countries, announces its arrival in India. The company promises to revolutionise intercity passenger transportation with convenient traveling at a competitive price and best-in-class safety standards. 

With FlixBus making its debut in the country, a multitude of comfortable, safe, and reliable travel choices are now available for thousands of Indians, connecting cities and routes across New Delhi, Himachal, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, and UP, the company added in a statement. 

In strategic collaborations with local bus operators, FlixBus is employing its proprietary tech platform to empower its partners to enhance their business operations. Taking the lead in network planning, revenue management, and yield optimisation, the company ensures an efficient and seamless travel experience for passengers and operators alike, committing to quality, safety, consistency, and delivering exceptional customer experience.  

On launching India operations, André Schwämmlein, CEO of Flix, said, "Entering the dynamic Indian market is a huge opportunity for us, filled with anticipation and the recognition of the significant potential to change the mobility landscape in India. Our mission perfectly fits what India strives for - sustainable, safe, and affordable travel options for all. Acknowledging the growing demand for such services in India, we are committed to upholding consistent quality, and safety, and delivering a seamless customer experience in every region we operate." 

Surya Khurana, managing director of FlixBus India, said, “Our commitment to safety, comfort, and cost-effective journeys make us the global choice for millions exploring diverse destinations. Our success lies in close collaboration with local operators, optimizing for growth and efficiency. We champion shared mobility to reduce congestion and emissions in cities. We're anticipating a transformation in the Indian intercity travel space.” 

Dr. Philipp Ackermann, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to India and Bhutan, “Having a private company providing sustainable transportation as a business model and having the reduction of CO2 emissions as part of the company’s DNA is very encouraging. Strengthening collective travel in order to reduce emissions from the transport sector is a global undertaking that requires significant efforts from both the German and Indian Governments, our societies, and industries. Making bus travel more convenient and accessible is an important lever to increase the attractiveness of collective transport.” 

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