Volotea launches a new route from Bordeaux to Lille


Volotea launches a new route from Bordeaux to Lille

The company will offer 53,000 seats a year.

The airline will operate this new route airport twice a week in December and January and six times a week from April.

7th October 2021. Volotea, the airline of small and mid-sized European cities, launches a new route between Bordeaux and Lille that will connect these two cities twice a week in December and January and six times a week from April.   

From December 17th, Volotea will operate this new route from Bordeaux to Lille. The company will provide 53,000 seats a year between Bordeaux and Lille.

This new route will help Volotea to fulfill its strategic goals and reinforce its connections in France, adding to the existing 25 routes that depart from Bordeaux airport: four in France (Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari and Strasbourg), six in Italy (Cagliari, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pisa and Venice), seven in Spain (Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife), two in Croatia (Dubrovnik and Split), two in Greece (Corfu and Santorini), Malta, Faro (Portugal), Prague and Algiers. This new route complements the eight existing routes that depart from Lille airport to Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Perpignan and Toulouse.

Tickets are available from today at www.volotea.com

We are delighted to announce the launch of this new route between the two regions that will be available from Christmas. This new domestic destination offered from Bordeaux airport is part of the company’s strategy to strengthen links within France and is a positive sign of the sector’s recovery,” said Céline Lacroix, Volotea’s Head of International Development.


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. Since its start, Volotea has carried more than 35 million passengers across Europe.

Volotea is based in 17 European small and 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 December, 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 has operated a fleet of 40 aircraft in summer 2021 versus 36 in 2019. In terms of volume, Volotea and has increased its seat capacity by up to 111% compared to summer 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.