FlixBus is expanding its network in the USA to Texas and the eastern states 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, which should start 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,” says André Schwämmlein, co-founder and CEO, 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 31 May with 27 destinations including southwestern cities such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix. In July, it doubled its offer to include the central California corridor and the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, 12 partners operate to 60 FlixBus USA destinations. FlixBus currently has 300 bus partners operating across 29 countries and claims to have 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,” adds Schwämmlein.