VOLOTEA SPEEDS UP ITS GROWTH IN 2017 CREATING MORE THAN 150 NEW JOBS

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28/04/2017 News

Volotea headcount is to reach 875 employees this year.

The airline has just celebrated its fifth anniversary after reaching its ten millionth passenger, recording a 27% increase in its activity in 2016.

In 2017, Volotea expects to carry 4.3 million passengers

April, 28th, 2017 - Volotea, the airline of mid and smallsized European cities, will create more than 150 jobs this year. 50 new positions will be offered in its headquarters and 100 will be created among its nine bases to recruit pilots, cabin crew and handling positions in Asturias, Bordeaux, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice, Verona, Palermo and Genoa.

In 2016, Volotea experienced a significant increase in its operations, becoming the fastest-growing large LCC in Europe in percentage terms, creating close to 140 new jobs.

At the beginning of 2017, Volotea passed the ten million passenger carried figure. The increase of flights, routes and the launch of the new base in April in Genoa allow to increase its staff in more than 150 people. The airline will count this year with, approximately, 875 employees during the peak season.

Volotea reinforces its staff this year with, approximately, 50 new positions in its headquarters, reaching 185 employees in Barcelona. 75% of these positions are under permanent contracts. The highest number of job offers are in the Operations department.

Additionally, Volotea will offer, approximately, 100 positions to recruit Pilots, Cabin Crew and Handling services at its nine bases in Asturias, Bordeaux, Nantes, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice, Verona, Palermo and Genoa.

With the new job creation in 2017, the airline will reach approximately 250 employees in Spain, around 300 in France and 325 in Italy.

Volotea has celebrated its fifth anniversary on April 5th 2017. In January, Volotea has reached 10 millionth of passengers carried from its first flight in 2012. In 2016, Volotea experienced a significant increase percentually in its operations becoming the fastest growing large LCC in Europe.

Volotea also closed with a client recommendation rate of 92.5% and being the fourth most punctual low cost airline in the world, ranking third in Europe.

In 2017 Volotea has added more than 40 new routes to serve a lineup of 243 routes, operating flights to 79 mid and small-sized European cities in 16 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Israel, Albania, Moldavia, Portugal, Malta, UK, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. Volotea expects to carry 4.3 million passengers.

Volotea will count on 28 aircraft this year with the addition of 6 new Airbus A319s: 10 Airbus A319s and 18 Boeing 717s. More than 40% of the flights scheduled in 2017 are expected to be operated by Airbus A319.

Volotea will count on nine bases in 2017: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse and Genoa, which has been launched in April.

Volotea expects to become a 100% Airbus operator in the next few years. This strategic decision allows the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20%, from 125 seats to 150 seats on its new planes. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats 5% wider than the average in airlines.

The range of the A319 allows Volotea to operate routes with a longer distance and penetrate new markets. While the Boeing 717 has a range of 2,500km, the Airbus A319 reaches 3,500km.

Four Volotea’s Airbus A319 are based in Nantes, where one of the six new Airbus A319s will also be placed. The other five will be based in Bordeaux and Toulouse. The new Airbus A319 of the 2017 line will be received progressively during the first semester of this year.

About Volotea

Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, offers direct flights at very competitive prices.  Volotea will count on 28 aircraft this year: 18 Boeing 717 (with a configuration of 125 seats) and 10 Airbus A319 (with 150 seats).

Since its creation in April 2012, Volotea has carried more than ten million passengers across Europe and expects to transport 4.3 million in 2017.

In 2017 Volotea operates 243 routes among 79 medium and small-sized cities in 16 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Israel, Albania, Moldavia, Portugal, Malta, UK, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg.

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