Volotea closes 2017 as the fifth most punctual low-cost airline in Europe


Volotea has been the fifth most punctual low-cost airline in Europe last December with an 80% punctuality rate, according to FlightStats.com

The airline’s client recommendation rate hits again 90% 


Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, is the fifth most punctual low-cost airline in Europe, according to the monthly report of the US independent airline data performance agency FlightStats for the month of December 2017.

Volotea has been the fifth most punctual low-cost airline in Europe during the month of December 2017, when 3,200 flights were operated. Volotea’s on-time arrival performance rate reached 80%, according to the monthly statistics published by the leading US-based independent airline consultant agency FlightStats (Europe/Low Cost).

Additionally, Volotea is one of the airlines with the lowest cancellation rates in the world. The airline`s regularity rate reached 99.9% last year. Out of the 44,500 flights operated in 2017, only 49 were cancelled.

Volotea has enjoyed again a significant increase in its operations and in the number of carried passengers in 2017, being again one of the fastest growing large LCC in the European Union.

Volotea is also among the ten airlines in the world which have launched more number of routes in 2017. For a second consecutive year, Volotea has reached a client recommendation rate of 90%.

“The punctuality rates of Volotea show the professionalism and our teams’ efficient performance and also our commitment to offer a good flight experience to our passengers, always at very competitive rates”, Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea stated.

FlightStats, part of FlightGlobal, is the leading data service provider of real-time global flight data to companies and individuals focused on commercial aviation.

Volotea’s Growth

Volotea has carried 14 millionth passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 4.7 million in 2017.

In 2018, Volotea has opened 58 new routes to serve a lineup of 293 routes, operating flights to 78 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg.

Volotea has currently nine bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse and Genoa, in which it leads on the number of destinations (except in Toulouse). New bases in Athens, Bilbao and Marseille have been announced to be launched throughout this year.

Volotea headcount is 875 employees and will also create another 250 new jobs in 2018 to capitalize its growth in activity.

In 2018, Volotea operates its network with 32 aircraft, Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats which are 5% wider than the average in airlines.

The Airbus A319 is the aircraft model selected for its future growth and will allow the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20% to 150 seats and to serve longer routes.

The airline has been selected by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2017 as the best airline based in France, Italy and Spain in the “Europe Regional and Low Cost” category.

January 18th, 2018


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