Volotea’s crew were welcomed to Munich Airport with gifts by members of the airport’s marketing team that were dressed in traditional dirndls, while the first flight’s captain cut the ribbon for the new Nantes service together with Alexander Schroll, the airport’s Director Traffic Development. (Photos: Copyright FMG)
- Volotea launched four European routes on 10 September, two each from Nantes (NTE) and Venice (VCE). Montpellier (MPL) and Munich (MUC) are now connected with the western French city of Nantes with each thrice-weekly services, while the airline’s Venice base gained two domestic Italian destinations; Bari (BRI) and Lamezia Terme (SUF) in the south of the country, both of which the airline now serves with four weekly frequencies. On the French domestic route, Volotea competes against Air France, which offers 18 weekly flights from Nantes to Montpellier; in addition, Alitalia flies four times a week from Venice to Lamezia Terme and as often as twice-daily to Bari.