The event took place this morning at Verona airport, where all eyes were on the lucky winner, Claudia Colasuonno, a child aged 4, and her parents
La pasajera 9 millones, Claudia Colasuonno; sus padres, Pietro Colasuonno y Giovanna Andriola; el Consejero Delegado y Fundador de la compañía, Carlos Muñoz; el Alcalde de Verona, Flavio Tosi; el Presidente del aeropuerto de Verona, Paolo Arena, y tripulación de Volotea
September 8th, 2016 - Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, has transported 9 million passengers, and in order to celebrate it, the company has given to the passenger number 9 millionth, Claudia Colassuono and her parents, a very special present: they will be able to fly to all destinations within Volotea routes from Verona for 1 year!
The lucky passenger and her parents arrived this morning to Verona airport from Bari and they received the good news by Carlos Muñoz, CEO and founder of Volotea; Flavio Tosi, Verona Mayor, and Paolo Arena, Verona airport President, who were waiting for the young winner in order to congratulate her.
Claudia Colasuonno -who was born in Verona the same year as the company- and her parents have received this special prize: they will be able to fly to all destinations within Volotea routes from Verona for 1 year.
“We are very pleased to celebrate 9 millionth passenger” – declared Carlos Muñoz-. “We are honored by the Italian passengers welcome, especially in one of our latest bases, Verona, where we launched the base in November 2015. In 2017 we will add 3 or 4 new routes and we will increase 10-15% the capacity with a third aircraft that will be based in Catullo airport”.
Volotea is offering 13 destinations departing from Verona distributed in 5 countries: Greece (Santorini), Spain (Ibiza and Majorca,), Moldova (Chisinau), Albania (Tirana) and Italy (Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Olbia, Palermo and Naples).
The airline has met success since the beginning of the operation in Verona in 2012. Volotea has transported more than 1 million passengers in Verona until today.
Previous celebrations of the million passengers were held on:
- Venice: Passenger 1 millionth, Erica Cavalleri, October 2013
- Bordeaux: Passenger 2 millionth, Soline Venard, April 2014
- Palermo: Passenger 3 millionth, Manuela Donzelli, June 2014
- Nantes: Passenger 4 millionth Florence Hugon, February 2015
- Naples: Passenger 5 millionth, Gianluca Napoli, May 2015
- Strasbourg: Passenger 6 millionth, Caroline Breitenbucher, September 2015
- Genoa: Passenger 7 millionth, Salvatore Allia, Marzo 2016
- Verona: Passenger 8 millionth, Ilaria Spina, June 2016
At the end of this year, Volotea will achieve its 10 millionth passenger.
Volotea records strong growth across Europe
Volotea continues to grow and fulfil its objectives: the Company, which in 2012 had two bases (Venice and Nantes) had seven in 2015 (Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias and Verona) and has just opened its 8th base in Toulouse, in March 2016. In 2017 the airline will launch the ninth base in Genoa.
In 2016, the low-cost airline will operate flights to three new countries (Portugal, Malta and UK), in addition to the 10 countries it flew to last year (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Israel, Albania and Moldova), offering a total of more than 38,000 flights, with 196 routes to 72 cities, in 13 countries.
Volotea transported 2.5 million passengers in 2015 and forecasts between 3.3 and 3.5 million in 2016, which represents an increase of 35%-40%. In addition, the company expects to reach 10 million passengers accumulated by the end of this year. The Company will incorporate four Airbus A319 to its fleet of 19 Boeing 717 in the first months of 2016. This strategic decision will allow the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20%, from its current 125 seats to 150 seats on its plane. The capacity of the A319 in terms of length of flight, will also allow the company to operate routes with a longer distance and therefore, to penetrate new markets.
Volotea was awarded on 21st October 2015 with the Prize of the Best Client Service for 2015 in the airline category. In Quality of Service, Volotea scored the highest of all the companies evaluated, with 8.58 / 10, which makes it the leader in the Airline category.
About Volotea: www.volotea.com
Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, offers direct flights at very competitive prices. Its fleet is currently composed of 19 Boeing 717, with a configuration of 125 seats and has incorporated 4 Airbus A319 in 2016. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats which are 5% wider than the average with approximately 30 inches of separation between each row. In 2016, the company will operate more than 38,000 flights across its 196 routes which connect 72 medium and small-sized cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, The Czech Republic, Croatia, Israel, Albania, Moldova, Portugal, Malta and UK. Since its creation in April 2012, Volotea has transported more than 8 million passengers across Europe and in 2015, transported more than 2.5 million.
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