VOLOTEA CELEBRATES ITS SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY

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15/04/2019 News

During the last seven years, Volotea has created more than 1,200 employments in Spain, Italy, France and Greece 

Volotea reaches this week its 22 million passengers

 

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April 15th 2019- Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, turns seven years and reaches its 22 million passengers.

 

Volotea is celebrating. Coinciding with its 7th anniversary, Volotea celebrates also this week the opening of six new routes connecting the airports of Marseille, Cagliari, Nantes, Bilbao, Palermo, Luxembourg, Malaga, Nice, Pescara, Tenerife and A Coruña. The latter, is new in the network of Volotea in 2019.

 

In addition, this week Volotea will reach its 22 million passengers, after carrying 6.7 million passengers in 2018, up 36% year-on-year.

 

“We owe everything to our customers. It’s already seven years dedicated to offering more options and good travel experiences. We have worked to connect more cities and open new routes, many of which are operated exclusively by Volotea. We are making it possible for people in small and medium-sized cities who lacked a variety of offerings to have the opportunity to have more nearby interesting destinations at competitive prices. We are super proud of the teamwork of Volotea that has made possible that 22 million passengers have trusted us these years” said Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea.

 

Volotea has operated more than 200,000 flights over the last seven years and its network already reaches a total of 319 routes in 13 countries, operating flights to more than 80 European cities.

 

This is possible thanks to the twelve operating bases that Volotea has opened, that will expand to thirteen next month:

 

-       France: Toulouse, Marseille, Nantes, Bordeaux and Strasbourg

-       Italy: Venice, Verona, Genoa and Palermo. On May 30th Volotea will open its fifth Italian base in Cagliari (Sardinia).

-       Spain: Asturias and Bilbao

-       Greece: Athens

 

During these seven years Volotea has created more than 1,200 jobs, which the majority are in these twelve cities. The airline is betting on local employment, so Volotea has hired in its 12 bases people from these cities as pilots, cabin crew and ground personnel.

 

Currently, Volotea is the second airline offering more seats in domestic routes in France and Italy and the fourth company in terms of international flight capacity in both countries.

 

Volotea operates in 20 airports in Italy, 18 French airports, 18 in Spain and 13 Greek airports. In 2019 the airline expects to carry more than 7.5 million passengers.

 

Volotea’s Growth

 

Volotea, the airline of European mid and small-sized cities, has carried more than 20 millionth passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 6.5 million in 2018.

In 2019, Volotea is opening 41 new routes to serve a lineup of 319 routes, operating flights to more than 80 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg and Morocco. The airline expects to carry more than 7.5 million passengers in 2019.

Volotea has currently twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille and Athens. These last three have been inaugurated in 2018. Volotea will inaugurate a new base in Cagliari in 2019.

Volotea has employed over 1,000 people in summer 2018 capitalizing in its activity growth. In 2019, 200 new positions will be created.

In 2019, Volotea operates its network with 34 aircraft, Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats which are 5% wider than the average in airlines.

The Airbus A319 is the aircraft model selected for its future growth and will allow the company to increase its passenger capacity by 25% to 156 seats and to serve longer routes.

The airline was selected by TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2017 as the best airline based in France, Italy and Spain in the “Europe Regional and Low Cost” category. Volotea achieves a 90% recommendation rate among its clients.

 

About Volotea : www.volotea.com

 

Volotea, the airline of European mid and small-sized cities, offers direct flights at very competitive prices. Since its creation in April 2012, Volotea has carried more than 20 million passengers across Europe and 6.57 million in 2018.

In 2019 Volotea operates 319 routes among more than 80 medium and small-sized cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg and Morocco. The airline expects to carry more than 7.5 million passengers in 2019.

Volotea operates its network with 36 aircraft in 2019. Its fleet includes Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s.

MORE INFO: www.volotea.com

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