FlixBus Launches Operations In India

Mobility Outlook Bureau
01 Feb 2024
10:29 PM
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Will be connecting 46 cities across 6 states.

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FlixBus has officially commenced its operations in India. This marks a significant move for the company, introducing convenient and competitively priced intercity passenger transportation in the second-largest bus market globally.

India becomes the 43rd country where FlixBus launches its operations, partnering with local bus operators to provide a revolutionary travel experience. The network spans across Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, covering 46 destination cities.

In response to local customer demands, FlixBus is introducing dedicated services, including gender seating, a 24x7 incident response team, traffic control ward, and 2-point seat belts for all seats. The company ensures top-quality buses, not older than three years and having travelled fewer than 500 km. Each bus is equipped with ABS (anti-blocking braking system) and ESC (electronic stability system), contributing to best-in-class safety standards.

To celebrate the launch, FlixBus is offering tickets at a special price starting as low as INR 99. The inaugural routes will commence on February 6th, connecting Delhi with various destinations such as Ayodhya, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Manali, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Ajmer, Katra, Dehradun, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Dharamshala, Lucknow, and Amritsar. The routes include 59 stops and over 200 connections in total.

Surya Khurana, Managing Director of FlixBus India, expressed excitement about introducing their services in India, stating, 'Our commitment to safety, comfort, and cost-effective journeys make us the global choice for millions exploring diverse destinations. We champion shared mobility to reduce congestion and emissions in cities. We're anticipating a transformation in the Indian intercity travel space, excited to lead the charge, setting a global standard for seamless, reliable, and affordable intercity transport.'

André Schwämmlein, CEO of Flix, emphasised the company's mission to provide sustainable, safe, and affordable travel options, aligning with India's aspirations. He sees the expansion into the dynamic Indian market as a significant opportunity to change the mobility landscape.

The German Ambassador to India, Dr Philipp Ackermann, commended FlixBus for its sustainable business model and commitment to reducing CO2 emissions. He highlighted the importance of collective efforts in making bus travel more convenient and accessible as a crucial lever to increase the attractiveness of collective transport and reduce emissions in the transportation sector globally.

Ticket sales for FlixBus India are now available on the company's website. The company aims to provide an efficient and seamless travel experience by leveraging its proprietary tech platform and collaborating with local operators to optimise growth and efficiency. FlixBus is introducing premium bus models with BS6 engines, adhering to stringent emission norms for environmental sustainability.

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