Sustainability

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The social and environmental
dimension of our activities.
The social and environmental dimension of our activities.

HOW WE CONTRIBUTE TO CLEANER TRAVEL

We all know it. Our planet needs us all to take action, urgently. The aviation industry is often looked at with skepticism, due to it's role in C02 emissions worldwide. No one likes to hear that. At the same time, it is very unlikely that we will see a Europe without airlines in the future.

Volotea was born in the last decade, being well aware of the environmental zeitgeist, and knowing that our duty would be to change a few things. Now that we've become a company with enough size to have an impact, we're getting ahead and want to accelerate the countdown to our goal of reducing emissions.

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WORKING TOGETHER TO REDUCE THE CO2 FOOTPRINT

When you book a flight with Volotea, you have the option of compensating your carbon footprint on the payment page by contributing €2 per passenger. We in turn will match your contribution!

OUR FACTS, IN A NUTSHELL

Here are all the facts that have accompanied our commitment to sustainability since we started flying in 2012.

41% Reduction

Since we started flying, we have launched 50 initiatives to reduce the fuel consumption of our aircraft, achieving a reduction of more than 41% of our emissions per passenger kilometre flown.

Fleet renewal

In 2020 we removed all of our Boeing 717 aircraft which were more inefficient and polluting. We have renovated our aircraft to a much cleaner and efficient Airbus 319-320 fleet of +40 aircraft.

Only direct routes

Volotea connects more than 100 cities all over Europe and does it through direct flights, without connections through other cities, which allows us to save on fuel consumption with shorter flight times.

90-95% Occupancy

We do not operate low occupancy flights. Volotea’s flights have an average occupation of 90-95%, often with none or minimum empty seats, so nothing goes wasted.

Island connectivity

Volotea plays a major role in European island connectivity. 65% of our routes are connections to islands like Saridinia, Corsica, Sycily or Mallorca, among other.

Efficient strategy

We do not to operate any flights that can be covered by train in less than 4 hours. Also more than 90% of our flights cannot be covered by train or car in less than 6 hours.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF)

Since 2022, we have started introducing Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in our aircraft. We collaborate with manufacturers and the industry so that these fuels can be further developed and generalized as soon as possible.

Green transition

We've put in place a comprehensive transition program and are investing on the long-term development of the first commercial electric aircraft.

25% Offsetting

While working on developing emission-free alternative-technologies, at present we’ve committed to offsetting 25% of our total CO2 emissions in 2025.

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WE ARE PART OF THE CITIES THAT HAVE WELCOMED US IN

In over 100 Volotea cities in 14 countries, we operate low-cost direct flights that create better connectivity between cities and enhance the mobility of those who live there. Each of these locations is not only the place from which we take off but also a community of which we are a part.

We add to the prosperity of the cities that have welcomed us in

We support organisations that help these cities to thrive and we make sure that we offer a service that is useful to the local population, without forgetting to manage and reduce the environmental impact of our activities.

We are committed to the local economy

We offer employment opportunities to professionals and companies, prioritising the employment of local people and use of local providers.

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We share the interests of the community

We support the city’s social and cultural institutions, we put in place measures to reduce noise and emissions and we carry out corporate volunteering activities.

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VOLOTEA’S COVID COMMITMENT

At Volotea, we are supporting those people, both within and outside our company, who are suffering most severely from the consequences of the social and public health crisis unleashed by the Covid pandemic. We are working with others to reduce the impact of the crisis on the most vulnerable groups in society.

  • We donate to non-governmental organisations working to reduce the effects of the pandemic.

  • We undertake corporate social responsibility projects relating to this social and public health crisis.

  • We are putting in place special provisions for health professionals to thank them for their tremendous work.