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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Leo Express is a private multimodal transportation company, which has been carrying passenger on main railway routes in Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2012 in its own modern electric trainsets. The carrier also has a network of bus and minibus connections linked to railway lines in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary. In year 2017 it started operations in Germany between Berlin and Stuttgart becoming the first Czech passenger railway undertaking operating outside Czech and Slovak Republic. In 2018, it started operation of new international rail passenger services between Prague and Krakow.

Leo Express also offers Door 2 Door transportation. In 2016 company announced purchase of rolling stock from the biggest rail manufacturer CRRC. In 2017, the company founded the peer-to-peer carsharing company SmileCar, which merged with HoppyGo from June 2018 to become a more significant carsharing provider. Leo Express CEO is Peter Köhler, founder of the company is Leoš Novotný. More about Leo Express at www.leoexpress.com.