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What our most flown routes are telling us about German rail

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18. May 2024

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Ben
Jun 01, 2023 · 2 Min read

Flyla is growing, like a soaring airplane in the sky. In May 2023, we witnessed an impressive fourfold increase in bookings compared to December 2022. One of the reasons for this surge is the fact that more than a third of our bookings come from loyal customers who appreciate the value Flyla provides.

We're aware of the environmental implications of flying so we do our best to operate as carbon-consciously as possible; suggesting to airlines to discount the leftover seats, that would otherwise go unused, and automatically carbon compensating every flight.

Having said that there may be a reason that our most travelled routes are booked so often. What are those routes?

Berlin (BER) – Cologne/Bonn (CGN)
Hamburg (HAM) – Stuttgart (STR)
Dusseldorf (DUS) – Munich (MUC)

Flyla has emerged as the preferred platform for students seeking to streamline their journeys across Germany. Let's delve into the reasons behind this trend:

Reason 1: Flexibility

Student flight fares come with a range of benefits, depending on the airline. In the case of our partner, Eurowings, they offer flexible rebooking options until the day of departure. This means that if a last-minute change arises, students can easily contact our service team to request a date change.

Reason 2: Reliability & Comfort

While last year witnessed strikes among plane personnel, this year it's the rail industry that has faced disruptions. During rail strikes, the image of train travel suffers, leaving passengers stranded at stations and enduring overcrowded trains. Moreover, it seems that train delays have worsened since the onset of the pandemic. Comparing a 6-hour train journey from Hamburg to Stuttgart, which is likely to be delayed, to a 1-hour flight, it's understandable why many people find air travel more desirable.

Reason 3: Cost – plain & simply

The €49 ticket now means that everywhere in Germany the transport to and from the airport is included in the ticket. This means that the ticket price covers the entire journey, without any additional expenses. Let's compare Flyla.com student prices with Deutsche Bahn:

Berlin (BER) – Cologne/Bonn (CGN): €75 on Flyla vs €143 with Deutsche Bahn
Hamburg (HAM) – Stuttgart (STR): €75 on Flyla vs €173 with Deutsche Bahn
Dusseldorf (DUS) – Munich (MUC): €90 on Flyla vs €175 with Deutsche Bahn

Flyla provides an opportunity to travel affordably, enjoy flexibility, and experience reliable and comfortable journeys. Join the Flyla community today and embark on unforgettable adventures.