FlixBus, the largest bus operator in Europe, has suspended bus services on the Kyiv-Szczecin route.

Michal Leman, FlixBus' managing director for Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states, confirmed this in comments to the CFTS portal.

"Due to additional restrictions imposed by the Polish government, as well as the general situation involving the pandemic, we are seeing a drop in demand for certain routes, including the N3222 (Kyiv-Szczecin) route. Travel on this route is suspended until December 18, but services are available for booking during the Christmas period (December 19-30)," he said.

According to Leman, all other routes to and from Ukraine are operating as usual and in compliance with the tightened safety and hygiene rules. However, the company is not ruling out the possibility of closing some routes. He also stated that buses operating on routes passing through Poland are limited to 50% of their seating capacities.

As reported earlier, FlixBus announced the launch of three new routes from Ukraine (Kyiv-Warsaw-Szczecin, Chernivtsi-Warsaw, and Lviv-Ostrava) at the end of October. The bus operator’s Ukrainian network currently consists of 12 international and three domestic routes.