Barcelona, 8 October 2020: Volotea has just launched its commercial offer for the 2020 Christmas holidays. The airline enhances its network in France, Spain and Italy with the creation of 10 new routes and an increase in the frequency of existing connections. A total of 143 routes will be operated in all its markets, including 60 exclusive routes. More than half a million seats will be offered, an increase of 33% compared to 2019.
Volotea, the airline of mid- and small-sized European cities, has put up for sale its offer for the period from 17 December 2020 to 11 January 2021. Volotea has reworked its network and developed its domestic offer (82% of the seats offered over the period). The airline has also increased the frequency of its winter routes and created 10 new connections, each operated twice a week (Lanzarote - Oviedo; Bilbao - Granada; Granada - Oviedo; Las Palmas - Oviedo; Lille - Nantes; Barcelona - Verona; Genoa - Paris; Luxembourg - Toulouse, Nantes - Perpignan and Lille – Perpignan; the latter two being summer routes operated for the first time in winter). In total, more than half a million of seats will be offered over the Christmas period, 33% more than last year.
"We couldn’t be happier to share this positive news by launching today our brand-new offer. As we did this summer, our aim is to enable our customers to better plan their winter travel and to help them reunite with their families and friends in the upcoming holidays or breaks. We have been working hard to offer our clients the best flight options by increasing our frequencies and creating new connections where necessary, while maintaining the highest standards of Health and Safety so they can travel confidently with us." said David Gonzalez, Chief Commercial Officer of Volotea.
ABOUT VOLOTEA (PRE COVID-19 FIGURES)
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.
Volotea’s Hamburg base has been opened to operate Airbus’ shuttle service, recently awarded. Bases in Lyon and Naples are to be launched 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.