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Volotea reaches 20 million passengers in only seven years

Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-FCU (msn 55190) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943837.

Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, has reached its 20 million passenger carried since its operations started in 2012.

Volotea has reached its 20 million passengers carried since 2012. The passenger, Laurent Lannou, was flying from Bordeaux to Majorca and was awarded with a year-long free flights prize to any destination from Bordeaux.

The airline reaches this mark after carrying more than three and a half million passengers between last June and September, with an average 95% load factor.

Volotea has carried 20 million passengers and will operate more than 44,000 flights this year. The airline has more than 30 aircraft on its fleet and operates a total of 293 routes in 2018 connecting 78 European cities in 13 countries, including: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. Volotea grows profitably since 2014 and has employed more than 1,000 people this year.

 

Volotea’s Growth

Volotea has carried 20 million passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 4.8 million in 2017.

In 2018, Volotea has opened 58 new routes to serve a lineup of 293 routes, operating flights to 78 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7m and 6.0 passengers at the end of 2018.

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

Volotea employs over 1,000 people in summer 2018, a year in which it added 250 new positions.

In 2018, Volotea operates its network with 32 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 20% to 150 seats and to serve longer routes.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Volotea): Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-FCU (msn 55190) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 943837.

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Volotea surpasses 1,000 employees in less than 7 years

Volotea has announced that its head counts now exceeds 1,000 people among employees at its headquarters in Barcelona and its twelve bases in France, Italy, Spain and Greece.

In less than seven years, Volotea has created one thousand jobs, a remarkably strong growth from 2011 when the airline had five employees. In the last twelve months, Volotea has increased its headcount by 20%, adding 180 people and, since June has already exceeded 1,000 employees.

The almost 400 employees in France are working at Volotea bases in Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille and Strasbourg. More than 300 work in Venice, Verona, Genoa and Palermo (Italy) and more than 100 in Spain’s bases (Bilbao and Asturias), working in positions as pilots, cabin crew, handling and administrative tasks. In addition, there are 220 employees based in the Volotea’s Barcelona headquarters.

By roles, most of the employees work in the Operations Department (788 people, including 316 pilots, 424 cabin crews and 48 employees in administrative tasks and self-handling), spread among the twelve bases from where Volotea operates.

The airline’s headcount includes more than 35 different nationalities. Most of the employees are Spanish (423), Italian (252) and French (236), but Volotea also has a number of employees from Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Finland and Belgium.

The opening of three new bases this year has created 120 new positions in Bilbao, Marseille and Athens. Additionally, in the Barcelona headquarters, Volotea has created close to fifty new jobs, hiring staff in recent months in the Operations, Technical, Quality and Safety, Commercial, Marketing, and Strategy departments.

The airline, launched by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros (also founders of Vueling in the previous decade), had only five employees in the summer of 2011: the above mentioned Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, Marco Comani, Chief Strategy Officer (and former Chief Strategy Officer at Vueling); Roman Pané, Chief Operations Officer (former CEO at Futura); and John Owen, CFO (previously CEO at Jetblue in the United States).

Volotea’s Growth

Volotea has carried 18 million passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 4.8 million in 2017.

In 2018, Volotea has opened 58 new routes to serve a lineup of 293 routes, operating flights to 78 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7m and 6.0 passengers in 2018.

Volotea has currently twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille and Athens. These last three have been inaugurated recently in 2018.

Volotea employs over 1,000 people in summer 2018, a year in which it added 250 new positions.

In 2018, Volotea operates its network with 32 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 20% to 150 seats and to serve longer routes.

Photos: Volotea.

Volotea launches a new base in Athens

Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-EXI (msn 55174) (Calypso) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 941847.

Volotea on May 9, 2018 inaugurated the launch of its twelfth base in Athens. The airline will base an aircraft in Athens airport to allow a significant increase in routes and frequencies. The event, presented by Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO, has been hosted by Yiannis Paraschis, Athens International Airport’s CEO.

Since Volotea started operating in Athens in 2015, Volotea has carried over 200,000 passengers, increasing its number of customers year-on-year. In 2017, the airline has carried 108,000 passengers from Athens, up by 78% in comparison to the previous year and achieving an average 88% seat load.

For 2018, Volotea will offer 337,000 seats, increasing its capacity by 173%. The airline will operate two new routes to Verona (starting on May 31st 2018) and Heraklion (started on April 26th 2018). Heraklion is operating daily, like the flights to Mykonos and Santorini.

Both new routes are adding up to the other destinations that Volotea already serves in Athens, for a new total of eight. Volotea flies to five destinations in Italy (Venice, Bari, Genoa, Palermo and from this month onwards also Verona) and to three domestic routes (Santorini, Mykonos and Heraklion).

In 2018, Volotea has opened 58 new routes to serve a lineup of 293 routes, operating flights to 78 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7m and 6.0 passengers in 2018.Volotea has carried 15 million passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 4.8 million in 2017.

Volotea has currently twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, BilbaoMarseille and Athens, opened today, May 3rd 2018.

Volotea headcount is 875 employees and will also create another 250 new jobs in 2018 to capitalize its growth in activity.

In 2018, Volotea operates its network with 32 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 20% to 150 seats and to serve longer routes.

Copyright Photo: Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-EXI (msn 55174) (Calypso) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 941847.

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Volotea launches a new base in Marseille

Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-FBL (msn 55183) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938359.

Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, on April 19, 2018 inaugurated its new base in Marseille, where two aircraft will be permanently based and 60 local jobs have been created.                                                                                    

Volotea has inaugurated its eleventh base at Marseille airport, where two aircraft Boeing 717 will be based to allow a significant increase in routes and frequencies. The event, presented by Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea, has been hosted by Philippe Bernand, President of Marseille Provence’s Airport. The main institutions in Marseille attended the event and welcomed the airline.

Above Photo: Volotea.

Since Volotea started operating in Marseille in 2014, the number of passengers has increased constantly year-on-year. In 2017, the airline has carried 150,000 passengers from Marseille, up by 77% in comparison to the previous year and achieving an average 83% seat load.

This year, Volotea offers more than 286,000 seats to fly from/to Marseille, adding nine new routes to Biarritz, Caen, Corfu, Funchal, Heraklion, Menorca, Mykonos, Santorin and Majorca. Ten destinations out of the total of nineteen are exclusive from the airport, only served by Volotea. In the first quarter of 2018, the recommendation rate of Volotea in Marseille was 92.5%.

Volotea’s Growth

Volotea has carried 15 millionth passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 4.8 million in 2017.

In 2018, Volotea has opened 58 new routes to serve a lineup of 293 routes, operating flights to 78 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7m and 6.0 passengers in 2018.

Volotea has currently eleven bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao and Marseille, opened today, April 19th 2018. Additionally, Athens will be launched in the following weeks.

Volotea headcount is 875 employees and will also create another 250 new jobs in 2018 to capitalize its growth in activity.

In 2018, Volotea operates its network with 32 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 20% to 150 seats and to serve longer routes.

Top Copyright Photo: Volotea Boeing 717-2BL EI-FBL (msn 55183) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 938359.

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Volotea celebrated its 15 millionth passenger

Maman, I'Arrive! (Mom I'm coming!) sub-titles

Volotea celebrated in Nantes its 15 millionth passenger carried since operations started in April 2012. The winner, Julie Besson, was awarded with a tailor-made holiday package with one-week premium accommodation at Palermo and free flights for a year.

Volotea’s Growth

Volotea has carried 15 millionth passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 4,8 millions in 2017.

In 2018, Volotea has opened 58 new routes to serve a lineup of 293 routes, operating flights to 78 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7m and 6.0 passengers in 2018.

Volotea has currently nine bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse and Genoa, in which it leads on number of destinations (except in Toulouse). New bases in Athens, Bilbao and Marseille have been announced to be launched throughout this year.

Volotea headcount is 875 employees and will also create another 250 new jobs in 2018 to capitalize its growth in activity.

In 2018, Volotea operates its network with 32 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 20% to 150 seats and to serve longer routes.

Copyright Photo: Volotea Airbus A319-112 EI-FMT (msn 2113) NTE (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 932960.

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Volotea to add 15 new routes for next summer

Volotea (Barcelona) for next summer season is adding 15 new routes according to Airline Route:

Bastia – Caen twice weekly (April 12)

Bordeaux – Brest twice weekly (April 17)

Bordeaux – Corfu weekly (April 19)

Bordeaux – Dubrovnik  weekly (April 18)

Bordeaux – Prague twice weekly (April 17)

Bordeaux – Toulon twice weekly (June 29)

Lille – Figari twice weekly (April 26)

Lille – Biarritz twice weekly (April 27)

Naples – Irakleion weekly (June 30)

Strasbourg – Olbia weekly (April 24)

Strasbourg – Figari twice weekly (April 25)

Strasbourg – Venice twice weekly (April 27)

Toulouse – Figari twice weekly (April 25)

Toulouse – Palermo weekly flight (starting April 10)

Toulouse – Palma Mallorca twice weekly (April 11)

Volotea 717-200 cabin (volotea)(LR)

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Bannwarth/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 717-2BL EI-FBM (msn 55192) taxies at Nantes, France.

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Volotea Venice 10.2014 Route Map

Boeing leases additional 717s to QANTAS Link and Volotea

Boeing’ (Chicago) leasing unit, Boeing Capital Corporation, announced additional deployments of 717s.

Australia’s largest regional airline, QANTAS Link, will receive an additional five leased 717s to add to its existing fleet of 13 of the twinjets that operate across Australia. Those deliveries will begin in late 2013 after the aircraft are refitted with upgraded interiors to include a full business class experience and new in-flight entertainment systems. The QANTAS Group has operated the 717s since 2002.

The 717s will be deployed on the Sydney-Canberra, Brisbane-Canberra and Melbourne-Canberra routes.

In Europe, startup carrier, Volotea (Barcelona and Venice), will increase its 717 fleet (below) in 2013 to a total 15 as it continues to develop its business model of offering point-to-point service to passengers between medium and small-sized European cities. Volotea began operations on April 5, 2012 with a network built around the 717 that is supported by a comprehensive Boeing solution for operations and training.

Volotea recently surpassed the million passenger mark enabled by its operation from 52 European airports, currently serving 97 city pairs.

There are more than 150 Boeing 717s in service today since the first airplane was delivered in 1999. The twinjet’s technology and fleet performance have earned it the distinction of being the world’s best jetliner serving the 100-passenger airline market.

Top Copyright Photo: Micheil Keegan/AirlinersGallery.com. Operated by Cobham Aviation Services Australia for QANTAS, Boeing 717-2K9 VH-NXH (msn 55055) prepares to land in Perth, Western Australia.

QANTAS Link-Cobham: AG Slide Show

Volotea: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 717-2BL EI-EWI (msn 55170) climbs away from Southend after maintenance.