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Volotea to establish a new Lyon base with 10 new routes

Volotea Airbus A319-112 EC-NBD (msn 1901) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 948412.

Volotea continues its development in Lyon Airport, its new base, and launches 10 new routes: Athens, Bilbao, Bari, Caen, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Malaga, Santorini and Venice. The airline offers more than 300,000 seats for 18 destinations.

Since Volotea started its operations in Lyon in April 2018, has carried 152,600 passengers. Volotea will open its sixth base in France during spring of 2020. To support the operations, an Airbus A319 will be based at the airport, so the airline will create 25 local jobs for the operations.

This new base will allow Volotea to continue its growth in Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport. Volotea offers more than 300,000 seats in 2020, up 142% year-on-year.

In 2020, Volotea will offer 18 destinations, 10 out of which are new and 6 are exclusive:

– Venice, from October 14, 2019, with 4 flights per week and 26,600 seats.

– Bilbao, from April 6, 2020 – exclusive route – Mondays and Fridays, with 16,200 seats.

– Malaga, from April 13, 2020, Mondays and Fridays, with 17,300 seats.

– Bari, from April 13, 2020, – exclusive route – Mondays and Thursdays, and 17,600 seats.

– Athens, from April 13, 2020, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with 17,600 seats.

– Faro, from April 13, 2020, Mondays and Thursdays, with 18,000 seats.

– Caen, from April 6, 2020, Mondays and Fridays, with 18,000 seats.

– Corfu, from April 13, 2020, Sundays (from April to June) and Tuesdays and Sundays (from July to August), with 11,400 seats.

– Heraklion, from April 13, 2020, Saturdays, with 9,000 seats.

– Santorini, from April 20, 2020 – exclusive route- Wednesdays with 8,600 seats.

In 2020, Volotea will offer from Lyon a total of 18 destinations: Caen, Alicante, Athens, Bari, Bilbao, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Heraklion, Malaga, Majorca, Palermo, Prague, Santorini, Split, Valencia and Venice.

Top Copyright Photo: Volotea Airbus A319-112 EC-NBD (msn 1901) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 948412.

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AirAsia X takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-900

First Airbus A330neo for Thai AirAsia X

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A330neo aircraft, to be operated by its long-haul affiliate AirAsia X Thailand. The aircraft was delivered via lessor Avolon and is the first of two A330neos set to join the airline’s fleet by the end of the year.

Photo: Airbus.

With its enhanced economics, the A330neo will bring a step-change in fuel efficiency for AirAsia’s long-haul operations. The new-generation A330neo will be based at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand, supporting the airline’s growth and network expansion plans to key markets such as Australia, Japan and South Korea.

Photo: Airbus.

The AirAsia X Thailand A330-900 features 377 seats in a two-class configuration, comprising 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 economy class seats.

AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X currently operates 36 A330-300 aircraft and is the largest customer for the A330neo with 66 on firm order.

Top Copyright Photo: AirAsia – AirAsia X (AirAsia.com) (Thai AirAsia X) Airbus A330-941 F-WWYG (HS-XJA) (msn 1901) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 946285.