VOLOTEA, THE WORLD’S FIRST AIRLINE TO HAVE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS HEALTH MEASURES APPROVED BY BUREAU VERITAS
The Spanish airline Volotea has 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 as it resumes operations. Volotea is the world’s first airline to have its preventive measures against Covid-19 audited by Bureau Veritas.
Volotea, the airline that serves Europe’s regional capitals, has signed an agreement with Bureau Veritas in order to verify the successful implementation of health and hygiene measures at its sites and on board its planes.
Bureau Veritas has carried out a series of audits based on strict criteria, with the goal of validating the measures taken by Volotea as it resumes flights. These audits enable Volotea to maximize high standards of safety, hygiene and cleaning for its customers and employees. The successful outcome of the audits has enabled Volotea to obtain Bureau Veritas attestation demonstrating that its protocols and preventative measures against Covid-19 are effective.
“We want to go beyond government recommendations and offer the best flying conditions to customers and staff alike. To this end, we decided to have the implementation of our health measures approved and we are delighted to have signed this agreement with Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification. Our goal is to ensure we are offering the best customer experience and safe flights and we are convinced that external certification is the best way to do this,” announced Alex de Jesus Chief Experience Officer.
Jacques Pommeraud, Managing Director - Africa, France and Government services explains: “We are very proud to be able to support Volotea as it resumes operations. We are pleased to work with this major player in the air transport industry to enable it to reassure employees and customers. This, in combination with our hospitality audits, will allow consumers to benefit from a real ‘corridor of confidence’ during their travels.”
Bureau Veritas supports its clients in the implementation of health measures. This expert assessment forms part of the "Restart Your Business with BV” suite of solutions put together by Bureau Veritas for its clients. The goal of this plan is to contribute to the economic recovery of all businesses and institutions, whatever their sector of activity.
About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in inspection, certification and laboratory testing. Founded in 1828, the Group employs over 78,000 staff in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories throughout the world. Bureau Veritas helps clients improve performance, by offering services and innovative solutions to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations relating to quality, health, security, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is listed on Euronext Paris and is included on the Next 20 index.
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ABOUT VOLOTEA (PRE COVID-19 FIGURES)
Volotea is one of the fastest-growing independent airlines in Europe, increasing year-on-year its fleet, routes served and seats offered. Since 2012, Volotea has carried more than 25 million passengers across Europe. The airline expects between 8.5 and 9.0 million passengers in 2020.
For 2020, Volotea is adding six aircraft Airbus 319s and 62 new routes to offer a line-up of 354 short-haul city-pairs among 96 medium and small-sized airports in 15 countries at very competitive prices.
Volotea operates its network with 39 aircraft, 25 Airbus A319s and 14 Boeing 717s, based in 16 European mid-sized capitals: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille, Athens, Cagliari, Lyon, Naples and Hamburg.
Volotea’s Hamburg base has been opened to operate Airbus’ shuttle service, recently awarded. Bases in Lyon and Naples are to be launched in 2020.
To capitalize its growth in activity, more than 200 new positions are open for recruitment in France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany for a total headcount of 1,500 in 2020.