Flix SE announces major milestone: completion of Flix and Greyhound booking websites and tech integration
+++ Flix SE announced new milestone for the Flix North America market: Greyhound and Flix co-integration of booking service.
+++ Passengers can now book travel with Greyhound and FlixBus to over 2,300 destinations across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico from both brands’ websites and apps.
+++ With the new milestone, Flix has managed to merge the best of both worlds by combining Flix innovative technology and global mobility knowledge with Greyhound’s expertise in serving customers in North America for more than 100 years through its extensive network.
Munich/city, 1 March 2023 – Flix SE, the global provider of affordable and sustainable travel, has announced a new milestone for Flix North America. From February 22, Greyhound and Flix booking services and full technology have been fully integrated, enabling a shared, extended intercity bus network for customers to easily search, book and travel throughout North America.
With this milestone, Greyhound customers will now benefit from Flix state-of-the-art global tech system as it continues with its vision to provide easy-to-use, affordable, and environmentally friendly travel options for passengers across the globe.
Since entering the North America market in 2018 and acquiring Greyhound – the largest provider of long-distance bus transportation in the United States – in October 2021, Flix is constantly improving travel options across the United States, Mexico and Canada simultaneously changing the way people travel around the world by using collective transport.
André Schwämmlein, Founder and CEO of Flix, said: ˝We are pursuing our vision together, by combining Flix innovative technology and global mobility knowledge with Greyhound’s expertise in serving customers in North America for more than 100 years through its extensive network. We are now benefiting from each other’s history and knowledge to build the future. Our goal is to strengthen, simplify, and ignite our operations, so that we can provide even more affordable and sustainable travel options not only for people across the United States, Mexico, and Canada, but across the world.”
With the new milestone, Flix has combined the best of both worlds, showing how 10-years in-house state-of-the-art development in technology can move the limits for different markets across the world. Integrating in total 2,300 destinations on the NA market, customers can start to explore new season of traveling to more than 5,500 destinations across 40 countries worldwide.
Max Zeumer, as COO responsible for Flix North America, commented: “I’m very proud of the team who drove and achieved this historical integration through 16 months of intense work, and this booking service switch will strengthen our business. As a result of all efforts to complete this integration, customers will benefit from more travel options, and in years to come, this synergy will be even stronger, increasing the route offering and combination possibilities.”
Flix is pioneering the travel sector by offering climate-friendly alternatives for convenient and affordable travel via the FlixBus and FlixTrain brands. Thanks to a unique business model and innovative technology, Flix has quickly established Europe’s largest long-distance bus network and swiftly moved on to a global expansion including the United States, Canada and Brazil. As a trailblazer for sustainable traffic Flix operated the first green long-distance trains in 2018, initiated a pilot project for all-electric long-distance buses in 2018 and launched EU’s first biogas-powered long-distance buses in 2021.
While Flix handles technology development, network planning, operations control, marketing and sales, quality management and continuous product expansion, trusted Flix-partners maintain the daily route operations. The unique combination of technology start-up, e-commerce platform and classic transport company has positioned Flix as a leader against major international corporations, permanently changing the global mobility landscape. For more information, visit corporate.flixbus.com