Leo Express buses have ridden around the planet Earth 30 times in half a year. They are the only ones in Europe offering a higher class whose occupancy has doubled

PRAGUE, 25. 9. 2018 - For the first half of 2018, Leo Express buses have traveled the distance of 1,350,000 kilometers, so that they would ride about the planet Earth more than 30 times. The carrier has transported more than 200,000 passengers over the past year. The use of the higher Business Class, which Leo Express offers as the only bus carrier in Europe, has doubled

Leo Express buses have transported more than 200,000 passengers and their occupancy has increased by 22 % and sales by 30 % over the past year. Of the total number of passengers, 14 % use the higher Business Class which Leo Express offers as the only bus carrier in Europe. In 90 % cases passengers choose it for increased overall comfort and especially for a bigger legroom. Wi-Fi or refreshments are included in the price of the ticket. The most transfers between bus and train lines will take place on the routes to Mukachevo, Krakow, Lviv and Zlin.

More than half of the passengers (58 %) travel with Leo Express buses repeatedly. Over the past six months, one of the passengers has traveled even more than 15,000 kilometers. In total, Leo Express buses have ridden over 1,350,000 kilometers for the first half of 2018. They would ride around the planet Earth 30 times or would travel to the Moon and back.

 „We don’t believe that bus travel is uncomfortable and just for students. For example, our buses to Munich are traditionally busy at this time due to Octoberfest, when people who do not use it otherwise go by bus. They can leave the driver's license at home while enjoying enough legroom. The passengers spend every mile traveled on our connections in comfort, whether it's in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Poland, Germany, Hungary or Ukraine," says Peter Köhler, CEO of Leo Express.

Emil Sedlařík

Leo Express spokesperson

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Emil Sedlařík, phone: +420 773 740 512, E-mail: [email protected]

Leo Express is a private transport company providing rail and bus passenger services in Central Europe since 2012. It operates mainly on the commercial route Prague-Ostrava, but its trains also go to Košice and Krakow. The network is complemented by bus lines to Poland and Ukraine. From December 2019, Leo Express also operates regional trains in Pardubice Region, and in December 2023 it took over regional rail transport on the busiest Slovak railway line, Bratislava–Komárno. Together with its main shareholder, the Spanish National Railways Renfe, the company plans strong growth in Central Europe in the coming years, both in commercial lines and in commitment services.

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