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Lux Express to offer free runs from Riga to Liepaja

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe largest Baltic bus trip operator Lux Express has decided to rebel against the current passenger carrying system in Latvia by offering passengers free trips from Riga to Liepaja for a whole month starting August 26.

Chairman of Lux Express Hannes Saarpuu notes that the current regulations in the passenger carrying business do not contribute to the development of modern services.

“Current regulations that dictate that the passenger carrying business is closed and that governments are to continuously provide carriers with subsidies is irresponsible and can only function in a short-term perspective. The non-existing competition in the passenger carrying system denies people any access to modern and high quality services,” – he says.

The head of Lux Express emphasizes that Latvia’s intercity transportation market should be more open and liberal, at least within the confines of routes between Latvia’s largest cities. This is why carriers should be given an opportunity to offer a wide range of products and services. He notes that this kind of approach is employed in Scandinavia, Germany and Estonia.

According to him, even though Lux Express cannot offer its services for most of Latvia, residents should have the opportunity to experience the current quality of passenger carrying services of Northern Europe. This is why Lux Express has decided to offer its high-quality services free of charge to all Latvian residents starting next Monday, August 26 on the route of Riga-Liepaja.

In order to receive a free seat in one of Lux Express buses, residents are called to visit www.atklajdavanu.lv. Organizers of the event also add – all fans of Lux Express Facebook page will have a chance to receive free seats if some of the runs end up having unoccupied seats.

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