Volotea will operate more than 5,000 flights and offer 730,000 seats, which is 22% more than in 2017.
Press release - 3 October 2017, Bordeaux: Volotea, the airline company for European regional capitals, today announced the opening of two new routes from Bordeaux Airport. In May 2018, the company will start flights to Minorca and Cagliari, putting both these new destinations within easy reach of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, with direct flights at attractive prices. To mark the occasion, the airline is today launching an exceptional 48-hour special offer with seats for €9 to each of these two destinations.
With a base in Bordeaux since 2012, Volotea, the airline with the greatest number of routes from Bordeaux Airport, pursues its growth with the introduction of two new destinations: Minorca and Cagliari.
The airline will operate the new Bordeaux-Minorca flight on a twice-weekly basis from 30 May 2018, offering a total capacity of over 9,000 seats.
In addition, from 31 May 2018, the airline will connect Bordeaux Airport to Cagliari with once-weekly flights proposing 6,000 seats. This new route will increase the airline's existing offer to Italian destinations (Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa and Venice).
In 2018, the airline's capacity will increase by 22% compared with 2017, reaching some 730,000 seats. In total, the airline will operate more than 5,000 flights next year.
With these two new links, the company will fly to 28 destinations from Bordeaux in 2018, confirming its position as leading airline company in terms of the number of routes available from Bordeaux Airport. From Bordeaux, Volotea operates 28 routes, including 5 in France (Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Strasbourg and Toulon) and 23 international ones (Alicante, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Valetta (Malta), Las Palmas, Madrid, Malaga, Munich, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Prague, Split, Tenerife, Venice, Santorini, Minorca and Cagliari).
Lázaro Ros, Managing Director and co-founder of Volotea, explains: "Our Bordeaux base performed well this summer and throughout the year and this reinforces our decision to continue to intensify our offer to new European destinations. Launching these routes to Cagliari and Minorca means we are providing the region’s inhabitants with an even wider choice of direct, low-cost flights to Spanish and Italian destinations."
Pascal Personne, Director of Bordeaux Airport, says: "Volotea is one of Bordeaux Airport's most dynamic airlines. It has been here since its creation in 2012 and is now the hub's best performing airline in terms of number of destinations and 2nd best low-cost airline in terms of volume. Thanks to Volotea, Bordeaux has been able to develop key markets, such as Corsica. We are delighted with these 2 new routes for 2018 and the development of holiday destinations from Bordeaux.”
In terms of the 2017 summer season, Volotea saw significant increase in air traffic from Bordeaux. The airline transported more than 215,000 passengers, representing a 34% increase on 2016. From June to August, the company operated around 1,700 flights out of Bordeaux and received a recommendation rate of 86%.
Special Offer: seats from €9 for 48 hours for these two new destinations
To mark the occasion, Volotea is putting on sale today, for a duration of 48 hours, seats at €9 (excluding taxes) on flights from Bordeaux to Cagliari and Minorca - for reservations made until 4 October (included) for flights until September 2018.
VOLOTEA CONTINUES TO GROW
On 5 April 2017, Volotea celebrated its 5th birthday. In September, the airline celebrated in Bordeaux its 14 millionth passenger since its first flight in 2012. It expects to carry more than 4.3 million passengers this year.
In 2017, Volotea operated a total more than 44,000 flights via its nine bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse and Genoa, where the company is a top airline for multiple destinations (except Toulouse). To support this growth, Volotea has created 150 new posts and now employs 875 people
In 2018, Volotea will launch 58 new routes, bringing its total number of routes to 293. It will connect 78 small and medium-sized European regional capitals across 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. Volotea has just announced that it will open a new base in Marseilles in 2018. Volotea will also create 250 new jobs next year.
Volotea will operate its network with a fleet of 32 aircraft made up of Boeing 717 and Airbus A319 aircraft. Both models are reputed for their reliability and comfort, with seats that are 5% bigger than average.
The Airbus A319, the airline's preferred model for future growth, will enable the airline to increase passenger capacity by 20%, from 125 to 150 seats, and to carry passengers over longer distances.
Volotea was awarded the title of the best airline based in France, Italy and Spain by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards, in the category of “regional and low-cost airlines".
For further information, visit the website: www.volotea.com
Volotea, the airline company for European regional capitals, provides direct flights at attractive prices. Since its creation in April 2012, Volotea has carried over 14 million passengers in Europe and anticipates reaching 4.3 million in 2017.
In 2018, the company will operate 293 routes connecting 78 French and European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Croatia, Israel, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg.
Volotea will have a fleet of 32 planes in 2018, comprised of Boeing 717 and Airbus A319 planes.
For more information: www.volotea.com