We are an airline with headquarters in Barcelona. We started out in 2012 with the aim of turning normal into reality: connecting small and medium sized European cities with non-stop direct flights at very competitive prices.
Flying with us offers people who live in these cities the same options as those in major capitals; they can reach new destinations, previously unavailable from their airports, adding to the range of routes and expanding the market.
The founders of Volotea are Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros (CEO and Managing Director respectively). They were the driving forces behind the very first Volotea flight, which took off on 5 April, 2012. Since then, we have carried over 30 million passengers thanks to a team of top professionals and a philosophy based on offering a positive travel experience at competitive prices.
We are the fastest growing independent European airline created this decade and we now operate with a total of 354 short-haul routes, connecting over 90 cities in 15 countries.
We currently operate from 15 bases in France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille, Athens, Cagliari, Naples and Hamburg. Base in Lyon will be opening end of 2020.
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THE VOLOTEA GROWTH
30 million passengers
Volotea has carried more than 30 million passengers since its first flight in April 2012, and more than 7.6 million in 2019.
We have a total of 35 aircraft: 21 Airbus A319 and 14 Boeing 717.
The Airbus A319 have an on-board entertainment service, with a wide range of movies, series, TV shows, newspapers, magazines, music and content for the little ones. In addition, they have LED lights that represent a qualitative improvement for our passengers as well as energy savings and maintenance costs.
Unlike other companies, we have ample and reclining seats, arranged in rows 5% wider than the average of European companies, which allows our passengers to enjoy the flight in a more comfortable and relaxed way.
15 operational bases
Volotea currently operates from 15 bases in Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille, Cagliari, Hamburg, Naples and Athens.
354 routes, 90 cities, 15 countries
In 2020, Volotea opened 53 new routes, increasing its total to 354 between 90 small and medium cities in 15 countries at very competitive prices.
Volotea currently has 1,450 employees.