Volotea was founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, previously founders of Vueling, and 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 17 European mid-sized capitals: 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 16 countries including Algeria which will be launched in September, from France.
In 2020, Volotea signed an agreement with Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, in order to verify the successful implementation of health and hygiene measures. Volotea is the world’s first airline to have its preventive measures against Covid-19 audited by Bureau Veritas.
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 plans to operate a fleet of 40 aircraft in summer 2021 versus 36 in 2019. In terms of volume, Volotea also plans to increase its seat capacity by up to 30% compared to 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.
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THE VOLOTEA GROWTH
35 million passengers
Volotea has carried more than 35 million passengers since its first flight in April 2012, and more than 7.6 million in 2019.
We have a total of 40 aircraft: 20 A319 and 20 A320.
The Airbus A319 have an on-board entertainment service, with a wide range of movies, series, TV shows, newspapers, magazines, music and content for the little ones. In addition, they have LED lights that represent a qualitative improvement for our passengers as well as energy savings and maintenance costs.
Unlike other companies, we have ample and reclining seats, arranged in rows 5% wider than the average of European companies, which allows our passengers to enjoy the flight in a more comfortable and relaxed way.
17 operational bases
Volotea is based in 17 European mid-sized capitals: Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Genoa, Hamburg, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice and Verona.
354 routes, 100 cities, 16 countries
In 2021, Volotea opened 70 new routes, increasing its total to 354 between 100 small and medium cities in 16 countries at very competitive prices.
Volotea currently has 1,350 employees.