Press Release, 11/11/2015
++ New concepts besides core business: Europe’s long distance bus provider invests in new fields with the group mobility expertise LIINITA++ 2 different approaches, same mindset: Shared mobility for customer’s, company’s and climate’s benefit ++
Munich/Berlin/Paris/Milan, 11/11/2015 – Europe’s leading intercity bus startup invests in new mobility concepts and takes over the mobility start-up LIINITA. Hence, the young FlixBus group invests in expertise and technology of group-mobility and route optimization. The objective is to establish new fields asides from their core business, the scheduled bus transportation.
André Schwämmlein (CEO FlixBus): “We are already giving millions of people access to affordable mobility throughout Europe. Long-distance buses will stay our core business, still we are always watching out for new opportunities. With LIINITA’s expertise, we establish new business fields besides regular bus transport. In the future, we want to meet the mobility needs of our customers in an even more individual way.” From now on, LIINITA’s founder Dominik Eggert, and other members of the LIINITA team will operate in the FlixBus office in Munich in the department “strategic projects”, working on new business fields.
FlixBus and LIINITA have the same vision: To find the perfect offer of mobility to their customers. Dominik Eggert (LIINITA): “Mobility only becomes really efficient when you can optimize many people and different traffic flows. As a long distance mobility provider, FlixBus offers LIINITA a suitable platform, with its 25 million + users.”
Founded in 2013 in Munich by Dominik Eggert, LIINITA was developing group-mobility-concepts as an alternative to travelling by car. Supported by the ESA Business Incubation Center Bavaria and the cabinet of Upper Bavaria, the start-up was initially concentrating on collected transportation in short-distance traffic. On behalf of an international furniture shop chain, LIINITA developed an optimized transportation concept for customers without their own vehicle, with the aid of defined algorithms.
Like FlixBus, LIINITA was inspired by the “shared mobility”-concept. Not only are the costs of fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance saved with LIINITA, but also the efficient use of capacities also relieves the climate and infrastructure. Dominik Eggert explains: “The optimised use of vehicle capacity not only provides economic benefits, but also ecological advantages too. This is where FlixBus and LIINITA have always been on the same page.“