May 9th, 2018 - Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, has been welcomed as a new IATA member. This membership will enable Volotea to benefit from IATA’s leadership in the airline industry.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the most important trade association for the world’s airline sector, representing some 280 carriers. IATA serves the world’s aviation sector, driving value creation in the industry on many critical issues, including safety, sustainability and innovation.
Volotea will benefit from IATA’s knowledge and resources covering all fields of the industry, including analysis of regulations, development of standards, innovation in distribution, improvements on safety procedures, updates and trainings for aviation industry professionals, as well as cost reduction.
“We are pleased to become an IATA member, as this global association leads the innovation, safety and value creation in the airline industry, supporting the highest industry standards”, said Carlos Muñoz, Volotea’s Founder and CEO.
“Volotea is a new model airline with a clever and bold approach, which consists in creating demand and connectivity by establishing innovative routes. We are thrilled to welcome Volotea to the IATA family and to help them grow and excel in this highly competitive European market”, stated Rafael Schvartzman, IATA’s Regional Vice President Europe.
Volotea has carried 15 million passengers since its first flight in 2012, and over 4.8 million in 2017 alone.
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, Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7 and 6 million passengers in 2018.
Volotea currently operates from twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille, opened on April 19th 2018 and Athens, launched on May 3rd.
Volotea currently employs 875 people, and plans on creating 250 new jobs in 2018 to capitalize on 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, and Volotea offers reclining seats 5% wider than the average on other airlines.
The Airbus A319 is the aircraft model selected for Volotea’s future growth, allowing the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20% up to 150 seats, as well as serving 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 : www.volotea.com
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, Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7 and 6 million 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
About IATA: www.iata.org
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association representing, leading and serving some 280 of the world’s airlines or 83% of total air traffic. It supports many areas of aviation activity and helps formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.