By Le Figaro with AFP
The German company of intercity coaches FlixBus announced on Thursday the development this year of domestic networks in Britain and Portugal, as well as the launch as early as Tuesday, direct connections between France and Morocco. “After the international lines to develop a home network is the next step to offer a fully integrated for consumers in the United Kingdom”, which is “a mature market for travel in cars,” said André Schwämmlein, co-founder of FlixBus, in a press release.
FlixBus is considering at the same time to launch a national network in Portugal, while strengthening the international offering from the country, “particularly in the direction of France”, according to the release. FlixBus also announced the launch from Tuesday, “direct links between 27 cities in france and 9 in moroccan cities such as Marrakech, Casablanca, Fez or Tangier”. The group from munich, which also refers to “the conquest of new markets in South America and in Asia”, carried last year in its buses green 62 million people in 30 countries ( 37% compared to 2018).
FlixMobility, the company that oversees FlixBus, has also launched lines of trains -under the brand FlixTrain – in Germany in 2018 and account arrive on the railways in sweden this year. In France, the group announced its intention to operate trains classics on the links Paris-Brussels, Paris-Lyon, Paris-Nice, Paris-Toulouse and Paris-Bordeaux from 2021. The decision to launch, or not, should be taken before the end of march. FlixMobility also launched in December a service of car-pooling medium-and long-distance, called FlixCar.