The young winner, Claudia Colasuonno, and her parents are the lucky Volotea passengers who will fly one year for free from Verona
Volotea shares this celebration by offering tickets from 9 euros to celebrate the 9 millionth passenger
October 4th, 2016 - Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, celebrated the 9 millionth passenger last month. The young winner was four-year old Claudia Colasuonno. The airline gave her a very special present: she will be able to fly one year for free with her parents to all the Volotea destinations from Verona! In order to celebrate the 9 millionth passengers, the airline has launched today a special promo offering tickets from 9 euros to fly through the entire Volotea network (for bookings made until next Sunday).
Mimo walks around looking for the 9 millionth passenger at the Italian airport of Bari, Karol Wojtyla, holding an endless list of names to check. He boards on the Volotea flight to Verona and starts checking all the passengers with a stethoscope, trying to find the lucky passenger who give the special prize to. This is the beginning of the video released today by the airline.
“It has been a great event, a funny show specially designed for families” – commented Giovanna Andriola, mother of the lucky winner, during the celebration.
Claudia Colasuonno -who was born in 2012, the same year when Volotea started to operate- and her parents will be able to fly one year for free to all the Volotea destinations from Verona.
In order to celebrate the 9 millionth passengers, the airline has launched today a special promo offering tickets from 9 euros to fly in all the Volotea network (for bookings made until next Sunday).
28 aircraft in 2017
In its sixth year of operation, Volotea keeps on growing: the Company, which had two bases in 2012 (Venice and Nantes), will count on nine bases next year: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona and Genoa, that will be launched in 2017.
Next year Volotea will operate flights to 79 cities in 15 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Israel, Albania, Moldavia, Portugal, Malta, the UK, Austria and Ireland.
Volotea will add more than 40 new routes to the existing ones, reaching 240 - 250 routes next year, and expects to transport between 4,3 and 4,5 million passengers in 2017.
Related to the fleet, Volotea will count on 28 aircraft next year. With the addition of 6 new Airbus A319s in 2017, the airline will have 10 Airbus A319s and 18 Boeing 717s. The company expects to become a 100% Airbus operator in the next few years. This strategic decision allows the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20%, from its current 125 seats to 150 seats on its new planes. 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.
The range of the A319 also allows the company to operate routes with a longer distance and, therefore, to penetrate new markets. While the Boeing 717 has a range of 2.500km, the Airbus A319 reaches 3.500km. In addition, the punctuality rates of the A319 are in constant progression: in August, more than 80% of the flights operated with the A319 arrived on time, and in September the figures are close to 90%. As a result, client recommendation levels are over 90%. In addition, Volotea is the fastest growing among large LCCs in Europe according to ASKs (Available seat kilometres), one of the main indicators for growth as used by the aviation industry.
The four Airbus that have joined the Company this year are based in Nantes, where one of the six new Airbuses A319s will also be based. Two of the six new aircraft will be based in Toulouse, and another three in Bordeaux. The first Airbus A319 of the 2017 line will join in January, while the rest of the aircraft will do so progressively during the first semester, until May.
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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 4 Airbus A319 with 150 seats. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats with are 5% wider than the average with approximately 30 inches of separation between each row. Next year, the airline will add 6 new Airbus A319 to the fleet.
In 2017 Volotea will operate 240-250 routes among 79 medium and small-sized cities in 15 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Israel, Albania, Moldavia, Portugal, Malta, UK, Austria et Ireland. Since its creation in April 2012, Volotea has transported more than 9 million passengers across Europe and expects to transport between 4,3 and 4,5 in 2017.