FlixBus USA Prepares for Expansion to Texas, New York in 2019
After successfully launching in the western United States in May 2018, FlixBus is bringing its unique business model to the southern and eastern regions.
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LOS ANGELES (October 31, 2018) – After launching in the United States in May with headquarters in Los Angeles, FlixBus, Europe’s leading long-distance bus company, is preparing for expansions to Texas and the eastern US including New York. The company has set up an office in New York City which will serve as the hub for FlixBus USA’s eastern operations, set to begin in 2019.
“In only five months, the FlixBus brand has made its mark in the western US and has proven to be a welcome travel alternative for Americans,” said André Schwämmlein, Co-Founder and CEO of FlixMobility. “Now, we are ready to expand our offer to those wishing to explore the south and eastern regions of the country with sustainable transport. We plan to have well over 100 green FlixBuses on US highways by the middle of 2019.”
FlixBus USA launched on May 31, 2018, beginning with 27 destinations including major southwestern cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix. In July, the company doubled its offer to include the central California corridor and the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, 12 SME bus partners service 60 FlixBus USA destinations. FlixBus currently has 300 bus partners operating across the 29 countries and has created more than 7,000 jobs for bus drivers.
“Our bus model allows our partners to focus on the daily operation of the buses, something many of them have decades of experience in, while FlixBus manages the sales, marketing, network planning and traffic control of the business through our technological expertise,” said Schwämmlein.
FlixBus is not only creating jobs within the US bus industry, it is also growing the overall market. According to a representative passenger survey by FlixMobility, approximately two thirds of all FlixBus USA passengers have never used an intercity bus.