Flixbus sees record bookings in the Benelux countries for the months of June-July-August and expects a return to 'normal business' before corona with even more bookings than in the reference year 2019. The carrier reports that with inflation, increase of fuel prices, strikes and disruptions in the air and rail sector, travelers seem to be switching en masse to transport with FlixBus.
According to Flixbus, the disruptions at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport have a lasting positive effect on the business operations of FlixBus in Amsterdam. Since the start of the problems at Schiphol Airport, the carrier has seen a significant increase in average occupancy on the medium and long-distance connections from Amsterdam to various cities in Europe. Fokke Wim Velthuijsen, Development Director of FlixBus Benelux: “The summer period promises to be incredible for the Benelux. Booking figures break records. This confirms a trend
that has started since the February holiday, at the end of the Omikron wave.” From Belgium and the Netherlands, Flixbus offers lines to several new destinations and has put several dozen extra buses on the road. It will also offer more than 30 daily round trips between Paris and Brussels in July and August, replacing the Izy trains. Flixbus has indicated that it will not pass on the increase in fuel prices in the price of its tickets.