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20 May, 2023

Eurowings and Volotea form sales partnership

CEO Jens Bischof: “Significantly larger range of direct flights within Europe” Volotea CEO Carlos Muñoz: “Important step in our growth plans in Europe”
Eurowings and the Spanish airline Volotea have signed a special sales partnership that covers the sale of tickets for 150 European routes operated by both airlines on each other's websites. These include 104 routes offered by Eurowings and 46 by Volotea. As the route networks of the two airlines do not overlap, the partnership will result in a strong growth in-flight offerings, both on Volotea's website and for Germany's largest vacation carrier.

The connections also include eight new routes flown by Volotea that will connect German airports such as Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart directly with French and Italian cities starting in late May and mid-October. As a result, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Florence and Verona will also be reached non-stop from Germany via Volotea going forward.

Jens Bischof, CEO of Eurowings: “The partnership with Volotea is another milestone on our way to strengthening the ‘Euro’ in the Eurowings brand name. From now on, our customers will benefit from a much wider range of affordable direct flights within Europe. In addition to this, we are significantly strengthening our sales power, particularly in southern Europe.”

Carlos Muñoz, founder and CEO of Volotea: “We are thrilled to make our partnership with Eurowings official and expand our reach to the German market, an important step in our larger growth plans in Europe. This agreement represents an exciting opportunity for Volotea to offer even more customers affordable, non-stop flights to explore new destinations across our extensive network.”

08 July, 2022

Volotea has achieved the largest reduction in unit CO2 emissions amongst European short-haul airlines since 2019

Data from IBA, the leading provider of market intelligence and consultancy services for the aviation industry, has revealed that Volotea has achieved the largest reduction in unit CO2 emissions amongst European short-haul airlines since 2019. The Airline has reduced its CO2 emissions by 14.2% per available seat kilometre between 2019 and 2022 (end of May), which is the largest reduction in Europe on short-haul routes and the second highest in the world for major carriers.

Committed to a more sustainable future in aviation since its beginning, Volotea has launched over 50 initiatives to reduce its fuel consumption, including the transition to a 100% Airbus A319-320 fleet. The change in the company's fleet has therefore made a major contribution to the reduction of its emissions: carbon Emissions data from IBA NetZero reveals the A319 fleet has 31% lower emissions per seat kilometre than the Boeing 717 aircraft the airline phased out last summer.

"IBA regularly shares insights on airline CO2 emissions, tracking the industry's progress towards Net Zero. Volotea's commitment to fleet renewal, combined with other sustainability initiatives, have resulted in a 14.2% reduction in CO2 emissions per available seat kilometre since 2019, the greatest reduction of any short-haul airline in Europe." Commented Geoff van Klaveren – Managing Director, Advisory at IBA Group.

Volotea inaugurates another new route....

Photo: Antje Weibels / Hannover Airport

The Spanish airline Volotea is opening a number of new routes in recent weeks as travel demand across Europe increases exponentially. One of the latest new services to take to the air is a weekly operation between the German city of Hannover and Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.

The service is operating every Saturday with an Airbus A320 aircraft seating 180 passengers.  The first aircraft was welcomed last weekend evening with a traditional christening from the airport fire brigade. 

Photo: Dietmar Thom / Hannover Airport

Sardinia convinces as a holiday paradise with its natural landscapes and miles of white sandy beaches. Cagliari, the capital of the island, is eclectic and lively and has a lot of Italian charm to offer.

Volotea is a Spanish low-cost airline founded in 2011. The airline plans to expand its flight program from Hanover even further in the course of the year. From 11 November, it will serve the Hanover – Venice route on Mondays and Fridays.

Data from IBA, the leading provider of market intelligence and consultancy services for the aviation industry, has revealed that Volotea has achieved the largest reduction in unit CO2 emissions amongst European short-haul airlines since 2019. The Airline has reduced its CO2 emissions by 14.2% per available seat kilometre between 2019 and 2022 (end of May), which is the largest reduction in Europe on short-haul routes and the second highest in the world for major carriers.

05 June, 2022

Opening on July 1st, Lourdes will become Volotea's 8th base in France.....

Volotea, the airline that specialises in connecting small and medium-sized cities in Europe, continues its development in France with the opening of a new base in Lourdes on July 1st. The airline will base an Airbus A319 at the airport. From the beginning of July, Volotea will operate flights to 5 destinations from Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées, including one to Paris-Orly. Other four exclusive routes on offer including: Strasbourg, Naples, Palermo, and Venice.

Lourdes - Paris Orly

Volotea will operate the Tarbes - Lourdes - Paris Orly route twice a day, in the mornings and evenings, starting July 1st, 2022.

Lourdes - Strasbourg

Volotea will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, the Tarbes Lourdes - Strasbourg route from July 1st, 2022.

Lourdes - Naples

Volotea will operate twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Tarbes Lourdes - Naples route from July 2nd, 2022.

Lourdes - Palermo

Volotea will operate twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the Tarbes Lourdes - Palermo route from July 2nd, 2022.

Lourdes - Venice

Volotea will operate twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, the Tarbes Lourdes - Venice route from July 3rd, 2022.

With this public service delegation project between Tarbes-Lourdes and Paris-Orly, Volotea is making a major contribution to the development of the region by directly creating 30 jobs for flight crews, and also creating indirect jobs, particularly through the delegation of ground handling and catering services at Tarbes-Lourdes airport.

"At a time when we are witnessing the strong return of travel, we feel enormously proud of announcing the launch of our new base at Lourdes airport, our 8th base in France. We are especially happy to inaugurate the Lourdes-Paris Orly route and to be able to ensure the continuity of connectivity with Paris this summer. We also see great opportunities for growth in the region, and we are additionally offering 4 new exclusive flights for the summer season from Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees, with direct connections to Strasbourg and Italy", said Carlos Munoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea.

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. And this year it reached 40 million passengers carried in Europe.

Volotea is currently based in 17 medium-sized European capitals: Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Hamburg, Lille (opening next April), Lyon (opening in 2021), Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice, and Verona. Volotea serves more than 100 cities in 16 countries, with novelties in 2022 such as Denmark, which will begin operating in May this year from Italy, and Algeria, which began last December with flights from France.

09 April, 2022

VOLOTEA opens its 7th base in France at Lille.

Volotea opened its new base at Lille Airport earlier this month, its 7th in France and is now the largest airline operating out of the airport, with 15 destinations, including six new ones launched this year: Cagliari, Calvi, Palma de Mallorca, Palermo, Split and Varna..

With this new base, Volotea is expanding its presence in Lille and will offer a total of 491,000 seats across its 15 destinations. Volotea is also the only airline to serve Montpellier, Perpignan, Cagliari, Palermo, Varna, and Split from Lille Airport in 2022.  By setting up in Lille, Volotea will directly create 30 new local jobs and will indirectly create 25 jobs

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our base at Lille airport, which will become our seventh base in France on 1 April 2022, as well as the launch of routes to these six new very popular destinations. As a result of opening this base, we will directly create 30 jobs and will indirectly create 25 jobs at the airport, not to mention the many other expected jobs for handling the additional business activity created as a result of this additional traffic. Volotea aims to constantly offer Hauts-de-France residents more new opportunities to travel and to explore France and Europe with our attractively priced flights. The opening of this new base in Lille exemplifies our ambition for strong and continuous growth,” said Carlos Muñoz, the founder and CEO of Volotea.

Lille - Cagliari

Starting from 2 June 2022, Volotea will operate the Lille - Cagliari route once a week (Thursdays). The company will offer approximately 4,368 seats on this new route.

Lille - Calvi

Starting from 4 June, Volotea will operate the Lille - Calvi route once a week (Saturdays). The company will offer 6,000 seats on this new route. This new connection between Lille Airport and Calvi-Sainte Catherine Airport adds to the existing three routes to Corsica (Ajaccio, Bastia and Figari).

Lille - Palma de Mallorca

Starting from 16 May 2022, Volotea will operate the Lille - Palma de Mallorca route once a week (Mondays). The company will offer 6,552 seats on this new connection from Lille Airport to Palma de Mallorca Airport, which is its biggest destination in Spain.

Lille - Palermo

Starting from 27 May 2022, Volotea will operate the Lille - Palermo route once a week (Fridays). This is the airline’s second route to Italy from Lille and will offer 7,700 seats.

Lille - Split

Starting from 8 May 2022, Volotea will operate the Lille - Split route once a week (Sundays). This is the airline’s first route to Croatia from Lille and will offer 7,300 seats.

Lille - Varna

Starting from 17 May 2022, Volotea will operate the Lille - Varna route once a week (Tuesdays). The company will offer 6,552 seats on this new connection from Lille to Varna Airport, which is its biggest destination in Bulgaria.

This year, the airline will offer 15 destinations operating out of Lille Airport, in five countries: Bulgaria (Varna), Croatia (Split), France (Ajaccio, Bastia, Bordeaux, Calvi, Figari, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Perpignan and Toulouse), Italy (Cagliari and Palermo) and Spain (Palma de Mallorca). Volotea has transported almost a million passengers to and from Lille since 2012.

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15 January, 2022

Volotea Becomes First Navitaire New Skies Airline Operating in the Cloud

Navitaire and Volotea, the airline of Europe’s small and mid-sized cities, achieved an important milestone in their accelerated journey to the public cloud. Volotea is the first Navitaire airline customer to migrate its entire digital-first airline reservations and retailing platform, New Skies®, to Microsoft Azure. Navitaire, an Amadeus company, provides technology and business solutions to the airline industry, powering more than 60 of the world’s leading low-cost and hybrid carriers today.

For Volotea, the New Skies platform migration to Azure positions the airline to become a data-driven airline, plus enable greater innovation and higher growth via personalized digital experiences. New Skies joins Volotea’s other integrated solutions from Navitaire operating on Azure, including its Digital Platform, payments engine and SkyLedger® revenue accounting platform. Volotea is the first of Navitaire’s customers to move its Navitaire solutions portfolio to Azure.

With the successful migration of Volotea’s full New Skies platform to Azure, Navitaire delivers on its mission to leverage the cloud to enable greater innovation, scalability, security and performance. The move lets Navitaire execute key cloud strategies to improve its operational capabilities with enhanced abilities to dynamically scale, automate resiliency and unlock richer operational insights through on-demand information and optimization. Navitaire migrated its Digital Platform, NDC Gateway, rich telemetry portal and data streaming services to Azure in early 2021.

“Our goal is to enable passengers with a seamless end-to-end experience. For us, migrating New Skies to Microsoft Azure will allow Volotea to stay ahead in innovation, to improve our data-driven strategy, and ultimately to achieve best-in-class personalized digital experience to our customers,” said Alex de Jesús, Volotea’s Chief Experience Officer. “Our digital evolution roadmap aims to be more agile and improve the efficiency of our operations. By building on Navitaire’s cloud services, we are becoming more competitive in providing the best response to travelers' demands,” he added.

28 March, 2021

Volotea set to start service between Bilbo and Gibraltar as it undergoes massive IT project.

Volotea has confirmed it will be starting a new route between the Spanish city of Bilbao and Gibraltar starting in July this year.   The airline is said to be scheduling an Airbus A319 on the route which will fly twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

"True to our vocation, we want to continue to connect small and medium-sized cities with great flexibility and to do so with maximum safety. We are very happy to be able to announce the opening of this new route that seeks to satisfy a demand that was not being met," commented Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea.

Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP said “I welcome the announcement made today by Volotea on the start of flights from Bilbao, Spain to Gibraltar for the summer of 2021. I am delighted to see the addition of yet another carrier serving Gibraltar and a new route that opens up a completely new catchment area from another country. I am sure that this announcement will be welcomed by our tourism industry in Gibraltar and our business community, as this service creates further opportunities to attract visitors to Gibraltar. I am also sure that those living in Gibraltar and in the region will welcome the chance to visit Bilbao and its surrounding areas. This will assist in generating even more shared prosperity for this area.”

Major IT system update and rebuild

Volotea uses Amazon Web Service’s proven global infrastructure and extensive breadth of functionality to increase reliability, reduce costs, and achieve greater agility

Volotea has announced today that it is moving its key technology infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS), going all-in on the world’s leading cloud. The airline will migrate all its production workloads and mission critical applications to AWS with plans to shut down most of its existing data centers over the next 2 years.

Volotea will migrate their critical business solutions, including revenue management, flight control, crew scheduling and maintenance resource planning, and other services to AWS. All of these systems need to run 24/7 as core functions within the airline. With this change, Volotea will reduce its technology costs and gain higher operational performance, availability, security, and flexibility. The move is part of Volotea’s digital roadmap that aims to establish the airline as a technology leader and supply best-in-class solutions to its customers, employees, and suppliers.

09 December, 2019

10 new routes from Lyon for Volotea

Volotea confirmed recently that it will continue to expand its operation out of Lyon airport with the launch for 10 new routes from the city.  The new destinations to be added to the schedule include Athens, Bilbao, Bari, Caen, Corfu, Faro, Heraklion, Malaga, Santorini and Venice. 

Since Volotea started its operations in Lyon in April 2018, it has carried 152,600 passengers. Volotea will open its sixth base in France during spring of 2020. To support the operations, an Airbus A319 will be based at the airport, so the airline will create 25 local jobs for the operations.   

This new base will allow Volotea to continue its growth in Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport. Volotea offers more than 300,000 seats in 2020, up 142% year-on-year.

Volotea celebrates its millionth passenger in Athens

The winner received a year-long free flights prize 
In 2020, Volotea will offer more than half a million seats to 14 destinations in Athens
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Volotea, one of the fastest-growing independent airlines in Europe, started operating in Athens in 2015 and in four years has already reached its first millionth passenger at the Greek capital. The airline has celebrated this achievement with an event at Athens main terminal where the passenger was awarded with one year of free flights. 
Kalliopi Papanastou, was the lucky passenger for the airline and was flying from Athens to Heraklion. She was awarded with a year-long free flights prize to any Volotea destination from Athens. 
Since Volotea started operations in Athens in 2015, the airline has been successfully increasing its customers year-on-year. Since the launch of the base on May 2018, Volotea has enhanced its offer, adding new destinations and creating 55 local jobs. Two Boeing 717 aircraft are based at Athens airport. 

30 October, 2019

Volotea selects Airbus Services as its exclusive long-term partner for A319 Family pilot training

Volotea selects Airbus Services as its exclusive long-term partner for A319 Family pilot training

Volotea, the Barcelona-based airline, has chosen Airbus to train all its pilots following the signature of an exclusive five-year contract. The training, which will commence in January 2020, includes Type-Rating* as well as long-term Recurrent** training linked to Volotea's growing fleet of Airbus A319s – which will exceed 50 aircraft in 2023. The organisation of the training plan is currently on-going, paving the way for the “go-live” next year.