Volotea’s inaugural departure from Catania in Sicily was given the traditional water cannon send-off by the airport’s fire brigade.
- Volotea started flying on the route from Verona (VRN) in northern Italy, to Bari (BRI) on the country’s Adriatic Sea coast, on 20 December. Four-weekly services will depart on the 700-kilometre domestic route. On the same day, the airline commenced five-weekly flights from Venice (VCE) to Catania (CTA). In addition, on 22 December Volotea launched operations on two routes from Nantes (NTE), where it now offers a total of six destinations. Year-round weekly service to Tenerife Sur is now in operation, as well as twice-weekly seasonal flights to Grenoble (GNB) in southeastern France, which are scheduled to terminate in mid-March. Volotea is the sole operator on all of the routes.