Volotea recognized as "Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline” for 2024 at the World Travel Awards

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Volotea recognized as "Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline” for 2024 at the World Travel Awards

This is the third time the company has been honored with this award, celebrating excellence in all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industry.

Barcelona, March 8th, 2024 - Volotea, the airline connecting small and medium-sized European cities, has been recognized for a third year in 2024 as “Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline” at the 31st edition of the World Travel Awards held this week in Berlin.

The World Travel Awards are recognized globally as one of the most prestigious travel, tourism, and hospitality awards ceremonies, acknowledging outstanding achievements across all key industry sectors. Winners are chosen through an online voting process that engages experts from the tourism sector and the general public, including travel agents, operators, and global organizations.

Alex de Jesús, Chief Experience Officer of Volotea, said: "We are very proud to have received this award for a third time, thanks to the hard work of our great team and the trust of our clients. This motivates us even more to keep improving our service every day, always looking for new ways to exceed our passengers' expectations. We are deeply thankful for this honor and the loyalty of those who choose to fly with Volotea."


Volotea was founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, also previously 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. This year, the airline will celebrate a milestone of carrying 60 million passengers throughout its network.

Volotea reaches 110 airports and is based in 21 medium-sized European capitals: Asturias, Athens, Bari (new for 2024), Bilbao, Bordeaux, Brest (new for 2024), Cagliari, Florence, Hamburg, Lille, Lyon, Lourdes, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice, and Verona.

This year, Volotea will operate nearly 450 routes (with over half exclusive), offer 12.5M seats (+10% versus 2023), and fly approximately 80,000 flights. The airline operates a fleet of 44 Airbus A319 and A320.

Volotea is working towards achieving a more sustainable future in aviation. The airline is set to achieve its target of reducing direct CO2 emissions per passenger-kilometer by 50% by 2025, five years ahead of the initial schedule. Furthermore, the airline has set a new and even more ambitious goal: to decrease emissions by 58% by 2030. To date, Volotea has launched over 50 sustainability initiatives that have already driven a reduction in carbon footprint per passenger and kilometer by more than 45%. Since 2022, the company has been working on developing emission-free alternative technologies, operating Airbus' internal shuttle service with 34% 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, with a projected workforce of approximately 2,000 employees this year, actively boosts connectivity within the territories where it is based while contributing to their economic development and enriching the cultural landscape through impactful sponsorship projects.

Volotea was recognized by Skytrax in its global passenger satisfaction survey as the “Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe” at the 2023 World Airline Awards, referred to by media worldwide as “the Oscars of the aviation industry.” The airline adds this accolade to its growing list of achievements, which includes consecutive wins for "Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline" at the World Travel Awards in 2021, 2022, and 2024.

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