Volotea reaches 20 million passengers in only seven years


Volotea is the only successful airline incorporated in Europe since 2010 

Operating 300 routes with more than 30 aircraft, Volotea connects mid-sized cities in 13 European countries

From left to right : Carlos Muñoz – Volotea’s Founder and CEO, Laurent Lannou – 20e millionth passenger of Volotea,Pascal Personne – Director of Bordeaux airport , Edo Friart – Volotea’s International Business Development Director and cabin crews of Volotea

Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, has reached its 20 millionth passenger carried since its operations started in 2012. The airline has celebrated this event in Theatre of Bordeaux National Opera, a cultural institution sponsored by Volotea.

Volotea has reached today its 20 million passengers carried since 2012. The passenger, Laurent Lannou, was flying from Bordeaux to Majorca and was awarded a year-long free flights prize to any destination from Bordeaux.

The airline reaches this mark after carrying more than three and a half million passengers between last June and September, with an average 95% load factor.

Volotea has carried 20 million passengers and will operate more than 44,000 flights this year. The airline has more than 30 aircraft on its fleet and operates a total of 293 routes in 2018 connecting 78 European cities in 13 countries, including: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. Volotea grows profitably since 2014 and has employed more than 1,000 people this year.

“We are very proud to reach 20 million passengers carried, as it is a challenge that many airlines cannot achieve and it represents the biggest growth among any independent European carrier incorporated in the last decade. Volotea operates in 13 European countries and will announce shortly more news on our 2019 operations to keep on connecting mid and small-size European cities”, stated Carlos Muñoz, Volotea’s Founder and CEO.

To celebrate this event, Volotea has launched a promotion with flights from €20 to fly from October until January for bookings made until October 13th.

Volotea’s Growth

Volotea has carried 20 millionth passengers since its first flight in 2012 and more than 4.8 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. The airline expects to carry between 5.7m and 6.0 passengers at the end of 2018.

Volotea has currently twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille and Athens. These last three have been inaugurated recently in 2018. Volotea will inaugurate a new base in Cagliari.

Volotea employs over 1,000 people in summer 2018, a year in which it added 250 new positions.

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

October, 11st 2018


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