VOLOTEA BECOMES FIRST AIRLINE TO PASS BUREAU VERITAS’ AUDIT FOR SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM
The comprehensive audit confirmed Volotea's dedication to sustainable aviation and commitment to reducing 50% of its CO2 emissions per passenger and kilometer by 2030, compared to 2012.
The European carrier has reached reductions of 40% of its CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer up to 2021.
Barcelona, March 22nd, 2023 – Volotea, the airline connecting small and mid-sized European cities, has taken a step forward in its commitment to sustainability by becoming the first airline to have its sustainability program, Voloterra, audited and verified by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services.
Volotea has positioned itself as a key player in the aviation industry's sustainability efforts by partnering with Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection, and certification services. The airline has launched over 50 sustainability initiatives to date, demonstrating its dedication to reducing its environmental impact and championing a responsible approach to travel for all. The recent audit by Bureau Veritas confirmed Volotea is on its way to reducing its carbon footprint by cutting 50% of its CO2 emissions per passenger and kilometer by 2030, compared to 2012. As of 2021, the European carrier has already achieved a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions per passenger kilometer.
“At Volotea, we see sustainable aviation as a responsibility. Our collaboration with Bureau Veritas is a testament to our commitment to transparency and positively impacting the environment while working towards sustainable travel options.” says Gloria Carreras, ESG Director of Volotea.
“Bureau Veritas audited the thirteen processes of VOLOTERRA policy, in 2022. This process led to a close cooperation between our two companies for providing accurate data and scope.
We are delighted to be able to support VOLOTEA in ensuring accuracy and transparency for their environmental policy. This is a long-term collaboration with this major player of the air transport industry which tackles many challenges for the reduction of its carbon footprint.” says Mickaël Clermont Director of Aeronautics & Space Division, Bureau Veritas.
Onsite GHG emissions verified, in Volotea’s GHG statement for the periods January 1st to December 31st 2012, and January 1st to December 31st 2021, which comprise mobile combustion: aircraft fuel burn emissions for all flights, excluding flights operated on leased out aircraft and training flights
To learn more about Voloterra, please visit Volotea's website at www.volotea.com/en/sustainability/.
Volotea was founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, previous founders of Vueling. It is one of the fastest-growing independent airlines in Europe in the last decade, increasing its fleet, routes served, and seats offered year-on-year. The airline will celebrate a milestone of carrying 50 million passengers this year.
Volotea reaches more than 100 airports and is currently based in 19 medium-sized European capitals: Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Florence, Hamburg, Lille, Lyon, Lourdes, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice, and Verona.
This year, Volotea will operate up to 400 routes (more than half exclusive), offer more than 11.5M seats (+41% versus 2019), and fly approximately 70,000 flights. The airline operates a fleet of 41 Airbus A319 and A320.
Volotea is dedicated to sustainable aviation and has committed to reducing 50% of its CO2 emissions per passenger and kilometer by 2030 (versus 2012). To date, Volotea has launched over 50 sustainability initiatives that have driven a reduction in carbon footprint per passenger and kilometer by 40%. Since 2022, the company has been working on developing emission-free alternative technologies, operating Airbus' internal shuttle service with 34% of sustainable aviation fuel, and collaborating with manufacturers and the industry so that these fuels (now difficult to access) can be developed and become widespread as soon as possible.
Volotea employs 1,700 people and actively contributes to the economic development and cultural landscape of the territories where it is based through sponsorship projects.
Volotea has won, for the second year in a row, the award as ‘Europe’s Leading Low-Fares Airline’ at the 2022 World Travel Awards, an awards organization recognizing excellence in the transportation and tourism industry worldwide.