According to tuwroclaw.com, Flixbus are close announcing that they will take over the Polskibus company.
If the report is accurate, towards the end of April 2018 the Polskibus brand will disappear from the Polish market and be replaced by Flixbus. The driver's contracts will move over to Flixbus, while Polskibus' customer service, marketing and social media departments are to be dissolved and replaced with Flixbus' own.
Tuwroclaw.com believe the news will become official on Monday, when a press conference on the matter will be held in Warsaw.
Owned by Scottish bus tycoon Brian Souter, Polskibus exploded onto the Polish market back in summer 2011. Having taken advantage of the poor standard of Polish intercity bus travel, as well as the problems facing the country's railways, Polskibus quickly grew and expanded the amount of routes and services significantly.
However in the last few years the company has faced much stronger competition due to Ryanair offering domestic flights and PKP improving their services. Instead of offering new routes, in recent times Polskibus have been cooperating with various local and international bus companies.
One such company is Flixbus, who have been operating in Germany since 2013. Flixbus currently run a Wrocław – Budapest service, and their international expansion has been noticeable for some time now. The company have a foothold in the German, French and Italian markets, and the central and eastern European market now seems to be one of their priorities.