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Volotéa takes today off from Bordeaux with its first french flight ever

25/04/2012

The Bordeaux-Venice flight will operate three times a week for the entire summer season

The new low-cost carrier has sold over 100,000 seats network-wide

Bordeaux, 25 April 2012. – Volotea, the low-cost airline for Europe’s small and mid-sized cities, has started today operations from its first operating base in the Marco Polo airport of Venice to Bordeaux airport.

The flight has landed in Bordeaux at 08.25 in the morning, while the returning flight bound for Venice has taken off 25 minutes later, at 08.50.

SEVEN ROUTES FROM BORDEAUX

 Volotea will operate seven routes out of Bordeaux, three of them national and four international. Starting dates will be as follows:

VENICE MARCO POLO      starting 24 April    

AJACCIO                        starting 1 June

BASTIA                          starting 1 June

IBIZA                            starting 17 June

PALERMO                       starting 17 June

MALAGA                         starting 22 June

TOULON                         starting 1 August

 New start-up airline Volotea launched its operations on April 5th with 5 domestic routes within Italy, linking Venice Marco Polo airport to Brindisi, Cagliari, Palermo y Reggio Calabria, as well as Genoa and Palermo.

OVER 100,000 SEATS SOLD SINCE 2 MARCH

 Volotea started it commercial activity on March 2nd, via its website volotea.com, offering, amongst others, the Bordeaux-Venice routes. In the intervening seven weeks, Volotea has sold over 100,000 seats across its network.

Edo Friart, Volotea’s French Development Manager, said: “After a very satisfactory start of operations in Italy,
where in less than three weeks we’ve carried over 10,000 passengers in domestic flights, we are pleased to expand our services into France. Our choice of Bordeaux as our first destination in the country and one of the first international destinations in our network is testimony to the importance that both the city and the Aquitaine region hold for us.”

26 ROUTES TO 10 FRENCH CITIES

During this summer season, Volotea will operate a total of 75 routes in 52 cities of 10 European countries: France, Germany, Czech Republic, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Portugal.

In France, Volotea will offer 26 routes out of 10 French cities: Bordeaux, Ajaccio, Bastia, Biarritz, Lille, Metz-Nancy, Strasbourg, Toulon, Perpignan, and Nantes, where it will open its second operating base on 1 June, with two aircraft.

Volotea will base 3 aircraft in Venice Marco Polo and another 2 in Ibiza.

THE AIRLINES FOR THE ‘OTHER’ CITIES OF EUROPE

Volotea is the new European low-cost carrier that concentrates in serving European mid-sized cities, connecting them directly and bypassing hubs such as Frankfurt and Rome. This provides economic benefits for the cities connected directly, as traffic is heavily stimulated thanks to the ease and efficiency of direct flights. 

LOW COST, WITH GOOD SERVICE

Volotea is the easiest choice: non-stop flight at low-cost fares, distribution not only via volotea.com but also in travel agents, assigned seats, and all the confort provided by a roomy, quiet aircraft such as the Boeing 717. The aircraft’s configuration, with 5 seats abreast (3 + 2), entails that a minimum percentage of passengers will have to fly on the middle seat.

Volotea’s kind and amiable standard of service, will go together with the passenger in every moment of the trip, both on the ground and onboard the plane.

Volotea has been founded by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, who previously co-founders of Vueling Airlines (today one of Europe’s largest low-cost carriers). They respectively hold the positions of CEO and Director General.

For more information

 

Alfons Claver

Communications and Institutional Relations

+34 93 11 717 77

+34 639 580 066

alfons [dot] claveratvolotea [dot] com