FlixBus Launches in North India, Pledges Sustainable and Safe Intercity Travel

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Photo Caption: Flixbus in India inaugurated by G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister For Culture, Tourism And DoNER, Government of India, German Ambassador to India and Bhutan Dr Phillip Ackermann and CEO of Flix André Schwämmlein, and Surya Khurana, Managing Director, FlixBus India

New Delhi, February 1, 2024 – Global travel-tech leader FlixBus is set to make a significant impact on India’s intercity travel landscape, officially launching its operations in the world’s second-largest bus market. Renowned for its expansive network across 42 countries, FlixBus is committed to redefining intercity passenger transportation with a focus on affordability and top-notch safety standards.

Key Highlights

  • Network Expansion: FlixBus will initially cover Delhi, Himachal, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, connecting 24 destination cities.
  • Special Launch Price: Commencing operations on February 6th, FlixBus offers tickets at a special launch price starting from INR 99.
  • Safety Measures: Ensuring passenger safety, FlixBus introduces innovative measures such as gender seating, 24×7 incident response team, traffic control ward, and 2-point seat belts for all seats.
  • Premium Fleet: FlixBus operates premium bus models with BS6 engines, adhering to strict emission norms for environmental sustainability.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Collaborating with local bus operators, FlixBus empowers them with cutting-edge technologies for efficient operations, emphasizing quality, safety, and customer experience.
  • Exclusive Features: FlixBus introduces exclusive lounges and gender seating, reserving seats next to solo-traveler women for additional safety.
  • India Operations: The first routes will connect Delhi with Ayodhya, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Manali, Katra, Dehradun, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Dharamshala, Lucknow, and Amritsar.
  • Sustainable Practices: FlixBus reinforces its commitment to environmental sustainability with a focus on reducing pollutants through BS6 engines.

FlixBus Leadership Comments:

  • André Schwämmlein, CEO of Flix: “Entering the dynamic Indian market is a momentous occasion for us, filled with anticipation and the recognition of significant potential. Our mission is unwavering – to provide sustainable and safe travel options for all.”
  • Surya Khurana, Managing Director, FlixBus India: “We’re very excited to embark on this transformative journey in India. It’s not just about launching bus services; it’s about igniting a movement. We look forward to giving passengers in India a superior bus service, setting an industry standard, and reshaping the narrative of travel in India.”
  • Phillipp Ackermann, German Ambassador 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. Making bus travel more convenient and accessible is an important lever to increase the attractiveness of collective transport.”

FlixBus aims to reshape the narrative of travel in India by providing a seamless, convenient, reliable, and safe travel experience at an affordable price. The company’s expansion aligns with the commitment to promoting collective transportation to reduce the carbon footprint of travel.

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