Stanley Travel partners with FlixBus
Stanley Travel is joining the FlixBus network on 25 May.
Delivering daily services between Newcastle, Leeds, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Manchester, the family-owned operator is the latest in a long line of coach firms expanding FlixBus routes across the country.
This diversification was the key to their success pre-pandemic, through which the company came out even stronger. Stanley Travel says joining the FlixBus network enhances its diversification strategy and gives more balance to its operation.
“The team at FlixBus truly listened to us and did everything to make this work for Stanley Travel as well as themselves” – Gavin Scott, Stanley Travel’s Transport Manager
Stanley Travel’s Transport Manager, Gavin Scott, said: “We know the value of spreading risk, particularly after the Covid years. That’s what initially attracted us to FlixBus express work, offering another string to our bow in terms of revenue. The team at FlixBus truly listened to us and did everything to make this work for Stanley Travel as well as themselves.”
The company is the first DVSA Earned Recognition operator on the FlixBus network. The scheme requires robust compliance regimes with strict safety regulations and frequent regulatory checks. Stanley Travel is also part of the Guild of British Coach Operators, the association of quality coach companies.
“We are building a team of ambitious quality-focused operators that share our vision of building the largest coach network in the UK” – Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK
Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Stanley Travel to the FlixBus network. Their glowing reputation among the industry is well-deserved, and we have seen their commitment to delivering excellence in operations through their accolades and achievements.
“Stanley already has strong relationships with some of our other key partners, and it’s fantastic to our network of operators supporting each other. We are building a team of ambitious quality-focused operators that share our vision of building the largest coach network in the UK.”
“I see FlixBus as where Amazon were ten years ago; anyone who got involved in the early stages is now reaping the rewards” – Gavin Scott
Gavin added: “I see FlixBus as where Amazon were ten years ago; anyone who got involved in the early stages is now reaping the rewards. The innovative technology behind FlixBus, which is unlike anything else we’ve seen in the industry, and their success within other markets. FlixBus has entered UK to stay, on a mission to overtake established market players. We are impressed by this vision and can see the rapid growth already delivering on their ambition.”