VOLOTEA CELEBRATES 18 MILLION PASSENGERS

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15/06/2018 News

A 48-hour promotion is offered with flights from €18 to fly to eighty destinations this summer.

A year-long free flight prize has been awarded to the 18-millionth passenger.

 

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June, 14th 2018 – Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, celebrates in Venice its 18-millionth passenger carried since operations started in 2012. The airline operates 293 routes connecting 78 cities in 13 European countries and expects to carry between 5.7 and 6 million passengers this year

 

Volotea has reached today its 18 million passenger since operations started in April 2012. In an event hosted at Venice airport, Mariaelena Zanocco was awarded with a year-long free flights prize to any destination from Venice before taking her flight Venice to Bordeaux.

 “Eighteen million passengers carried since 2012 demonstrates our continuous and significant growth. This year we continue adding new routes all across our network, offering non-stop connections to mid and small-sized European cities, widening our clients’ travel choice at convenient fares”, Carlos Muñoz, Volotea’s Founder and CEO stated.

 To celebrate this event, Volotea has launched a 48-hour flash promotion of flights to 80 destinations of its network from €18.

 Volotea has recently reinforced its shareholder base adding five private equity firms and family offices based in the United States (including Elysium LLC and HRS Management) and Europe (including Meridia Capital, Rijn Capital and Rocinante) as strong, prestigious and long-term shareholders to help fund the company’s huge growth potential. Volotea’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Muñoz, as well as its core management team, increased their investment in the company, reaffirming a strong commitment to the airline’s strategy.


Volotea’s Growth

 

Volotea has carried 18 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 5.7 and 6 million 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.

The airline has been selected by TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2017 as the best airline based in France, Italy and Spain in the “Europe Regional and Low Cost” category


ABOUT VOLOTEA

 

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 fifteen million passengers across Europe and 4.8 million in 2017.

In 2018 Volotea operates 293 routes among 78 medium and small-sized 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 operates its network with 32 aircraft in 2018. Its fleet includes Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s.

More info : www.volotea.com

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