Newport Transport to double FlixBus commitment
Newport Transport is to double its commitment to the FlixBus UK network in 2024, with new routes and increased services due to launch before the summer.
Flix and Newport Transport partnered last year, resulting in the launch of the travel tech brand’s first dedicated airport lines in the UK.
Building on the success of the past six months, the businesses have set out a multi-year strategy to enhance the long-distance express coach network through their long-term partnership. The enhanced partnership will see increased daily frequencies on services to and from Heathrow and Gatwick to Wales and the South West.
The expansion will also see new FlixBus-branded Yutong vehicles running between Swansea and Birmingham, a brand-new route for the FlixBus UK network.
Newport Transport will be delivering 22 new jobs in the South Wales area as a result of the expansion.
“Launching inter-city services has been hugely successful for us in the UK, and we’ve since worked in partnership with Newport Transport to run dedicated airport-to-city routes, which have been equally popular” – Managing Director of FlixBus UK, Andreas Schorling
Managing Director of FlixBus UK, Andreas Schorling, said: “Launching inter-city services has been hugely successful for us in the UK, and we’ve since worked in partnership with Newport Transport to run dedicated airport-to-city routes, which have been equally popular.
“We want to continue bringing services to the UK that customers want, and are proud to forge new direct connections this year, between cities like Swansea and Birmingham.”
“Our first few months in partnership with FlixBus have been fantastic” – Morgan Stevens, Operations Director at Newport Transport
Morgan Stevens, Operations Director at Newport Transport, said: “Our first few months in partnership with FlixBus have been fantastic, we were keen to expand our commitment to the network almost as soon as our first FlixBus vehicles hit the road!
“We were new to the express coach market but with their expertise and guidance, we’ve found a really strong additional revenue stream and diversified our business. We’re proud to be offering Welsh cities with even more high-quality transport options.”
Andreas Schorling sets out Flix’s ambitions for the year ahead: “This year, we’re solidifying FlixBus’s position in the UK as the forward-thinking, high-growth brand on the way to building the largest coach network in the country.”