April 20th 2020 – Taking advantage of its hibernation to prepare its operations, Volotea has opened a task force to ensure enhanced health and safety to its passengers for when the coronavirus crisis subsides.
In preparation for the resumption of its operations, Volotea has set up a task force with airports, partners and authorities to redefine its protocols in the global health context.
The airline is reviewing all the commercial and operational processes with the objective of maximizing health and safety for its passengers and crews in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak. Volotea’s fleet is already fitted with extremely efficient air filters which guarantee fresh and bacteria free air every minute. Additionally, the airline has implemented enhanced cleaning processes. “We want to go further and beyond regulations. We have active workstreams to adapt our operations to the new future of our industry. We think it is crucial to work closely on these topics not only with the industry experts but with first level health and science professionals.” Said David Gonzalez, Chief Commercial Officer who is leading the task force.
In the meantime, Volotea will keep extending the grounding of its fleet, following the EU Governments’ travel restrictions.
All passengers with bookings affected by cancelations have been provided with flexible options to ease the management of their travel plans. Further information can be found at https://www.volotea.com/en/covid-19/.
The airline has issued regular statements to all its passengers and partners apologizing for any inconveniences and keeping them duly informed about the development of events at the airline caused by the Coronavirus crisis.
Volotea is collaborating with Governments and Authorities to help manage the impact of Covid-19 with the common goal of helping health workers, and society at large, to overcome this crisis as soon as possible.
Volotea is one of the fastest-growing independent airlines in Europe, increasing year-on-year its fleet, routes served and seats offered. Since 2012, Volotea has carried more than 25 million passengers across Europe. The airline expects between 8.5 and 9.0 million passengers in 2020.
For 2020, Volotea is adding six aircraft Airbus 319s and 62 new routes to offer a line-up of 354 short-haul city-pairs among 96 medium and small-sized airports in 15 countries at very competitive prices.
Volotea operates its network with 39 aircraft, 25 Airbus A319s and 14 Boeing 717s, based in 16 European mid-sized capitals: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille, Athens, Cagliari, Lyon, Naples and Hamburg.
The Hamburg base has been opened to operate a shuttle service for Airbus, and was recently inaugurated. The bases in Lyon and Naples will be opened in 2020.
To enable its growth, Volotea has opened recruitment processes to cover over 200 employment positions in France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany. In 2020 Volotea will count with 1,500 employees.
More info at www.volotea.com
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