Flix has announced the launch of its FlixBus inter-city bus service in India, marking the company’s 43rd country worldwide.
From 6 February, FlixBus will provide more than 200 daily connections across 59 stops in 46 Indian cities, including Ayodhya, Lucknow, Dehradun, Manali, and Jodhpur, with Delhi as a hub.
In the second phase of this launch, the company will look to expand its offering around Delhi and will launch its first connections in the South of the country.
Through this launch, Flix aims to respond to consumer demand and add value to the local bus market. It will implement its technology-driven business approach to offer safe, reliable and convenient bus travel.
To ensure a strong focus on road safety in India, the company will work with a 24/7 traffic control and response team. In addition, each bus will be no older than three years old and will be equipped with numerous safety features and a professionally trained host.
According to PGA Labs’ 2022 study, India is the second-largest bus market in the world, with an estimated value of 30 billion EUR. With online bus travel bookings also growing significantly in the country, the market thus offers huge potential for Flix.
“By bringing FlixBus to India, we are launching in the second-largest bus market in the world and are expanding our network to South Asia, just four months after having expanded to Chile. This is a massive step for Flix. We are continuing our profitable growth path and are adding a 43rd country to our portfolio, by rolling out our proven business model that relies on partnerships with local operators. I am confident that Flix will provide Indians with a new travel standard, enabled by technology, that is convenient and reliable and puts road safety at the heart of its offering. As in every market we enter, we are aiming for market leadership.”
To enable this market launch, FlixBus has currently partnered with five local bus companies based in Delhi.
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