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Germany's Flixbus marks five years in Poland: audio report

30.11.2022 18:30
Germany's long-distance bus service Flixbus is celebrating its fifth anniversary in Poland.
Photo:Fabian Sommer/DPA via PAP

With the global passenger traffic growing by 130 percent compared to last year, the company has recorded a significant rise in travel demand after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Its main markets are Germany, Italy, France and Poland.

Passenger numbers in Ukraine have increased by 550 percent since the beginning of Russia's war, with the company operating 11 lines from Ukraine to five European countries: Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Austria.

"The Polish bus partners work not only in the domestic market; a lot of international connections, especially those to western Europe, are handled by Polish bus companies," one of Flixbus' founders, Andre Schwämmlein, told Klaudiusz Madeja.

"This is something that we are definitely going to expand because we believe that affordable mobility will be even more important in the future," Schwämmlein said during a ceremony in Warsaw to mark five years since Flixbus began operating in Poland.

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