Volotea today announced three new destinations that will enrich its offer in Greece: two new connections from Athens to Bordeaux and Nantes and one from Zakynthos to Nantes. The new route to Bordeaux, which will be operated twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) from May 28th, provides for an offer of more than 9,000 seats, while flights between Athens and Nantes will be operated twice a week (Wednesday and Sunday) from May 29th with more than 10,000 seats on sale.
The route between Zakynthos and Nantes, that will start on June 2nd, is scheduled with one flight a week (Thursdays) and offers more than 5,000 seats.
The announcement of the new flights to Nantes and Bordeaux reconfirms the company’s commitment to provide a wide and complete range of destinations to Greek passengers. Since 2015, the year of its debut in Athens, Volotea has transported more than 3,5 million passengers to and from Greece, with a total of over 31,000 flights.
“We are very happy to be able to announce the launch of these routes, showing our commitment to the Greek market and our desire to keep on growing and developing new connections – said Valeria Rebasti, Country Manager Italy & Southeastern Europe of Volotea –Thanks to the new routes, not only we will offer our Greek clients a wider range of destinations, but we will also allow more and more tourists to visit Greece also from France, increasing therefore job opportunities and economic development in the country”
All Volotea routes are available on the website https://www.volotea.com/en/ and in all travel agencies.
Volotea was founded in 2011 by Carlos Munoz and Lázaro Ros, previously founders of Vueling, is one of the fastest-growing independent airlines in Europe, increasing year-on-year its fleet, routes served, and seats offered. Since its start, Volotea has carried more than 35 million passengers across Europe.
Volotea is based in 18 European small and mid-sized capitals: Alghero, Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Genoa, Hamburg, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice and Verona. Volotea serves more than 100 cities across 15 countries including Algeria which will be launched in December, from France.
Volotea is becoming a full Airbus carrier in 2021, by renewing part of its fleet with aircraft from the European manufacturer. The airline, which had planned to perform this fleet unification in 2023, has advanced its plans in order to improve its cost base over the next 2-3 years and increase its network offering, with aircraft that have a higher capacity and a longer flying range.
The airline has operated a fleet of 40 aircraft in summer 2021 versus 36 in 2019. In terms of volume, Volotea and has increased its seat capacity by up to 111% compared to summer 2019.
Volotea employs over 1,350 staff across Europe and was the most active airline in Summer 2020 among its main competitors in activity, seat-load factor, operational levels and customer satisfaction.
Volotea won at the 2021 World Travel Awards the award for the best low-cost airline in Europe, the most prestigious award in the sector which recognizes excellence in the travel and tourism industry worldwide.