Articles Tagged ‘Volotea’

Volotea opens Bilbao base

Volotea opens Bilbao base

Volotea starts two new routes from its new base – the hosts of Routes Europe.

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

The available capacity between France and Spain increased by 5.2% in 2017, with the number of two-way seats passing 14.33 million. The market has now experienced healthy growth for the past four years. Nick Preston examines recent trends in this country pair, including the largest airlines, airports and routes.

After a record year, Toulouse Airport is ready to take-off internationally

After a record year, Toulouse Airport is ready to take-off internationally

Home to Airbus, Toulouse in southern France is now one of Europe’s high-tech cities with a large number of cutting-edge businesses in the aeronautic, IT and space industry, as well as many research institutes. The city is undergoing a rapid demographic expansion, the fastest-growing in France. Find out more here. 


Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

There were 13.07 million seats available on flights between France and Italy in 2017, down slightly from 13.10 million in 2016. In the latest of a series of features exploring country pairs in Europe, Nick Preston takes a closer look at trends in this market, including those related to the main airports, airlines and routes.

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

anna.aero has analysed its New Route Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics for 2017. We reveal the top airlines for new routes last year, plus the top 15 country markets and airports. We also look ahead to 2018, which promises to be busy with over 1,400 new routes announced already.


Italy–Spain market experiences four years of consecutive growth; LCCs are leading airlines and continue to add capacity

Italy–Spain market experiences four years of consecutive growth; LCCs are leading airlines and continue to add capacity

Seat capacity on services between Italy and Spain increased by 7.0% between 2016 to 2017, meaning this mature market has now experienced four years of back-to-back growth. anna.aero investigates key air service developments between the two countries over the past 10 years and identifies the best growing airlines and airports. 

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Three years on from its first ever win in the Arch of Triumph competition, for an FTWA marking the arrival of easyJet’s Hamburg service, Lanzarote Airport takes its second title, this time for its water arch salute to celebrate Volotea’s Nantes route. Check out the picture of the seven proudest men in the Canary Islands. 

Return to normal – anna.aero judges back in charge of Arch of Triumph competition

Return to normal – anna.aero judges back in charge of Arch of Triumph competition

After a frenzy of FTWA activity at the start of W17/18, its back to normal this week, with the anna.aero judges doing the scoring rather than letting the public decide which airport has constructed this week’s best Arch of Triumph. We all feel a bit safer now don’t we…without the public involved.


Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

The market for air services between near neighbours and European heavyweights France and Germany is one of the most mature on the continent. Seat capacity between the two countries increased by 3% from 2016 to 2017. Franco-German network development trends are analysed here, with the fastest growing airlines and airports identified.

Volotea ventures to Lanzarote from Nantes

Volotea ventures to Lanzarote from Nantes

Volotea adds its 13th route from Nantes – its sixth to Spain from the French regional airport. 

easyJet announces new Bordeaux base with three stationed A320s; double-digit growth at airport every year since introduced to network

easyJet announces new Bordeaux base with three stationed A320s; double-digit growth at airport every year since introduced to network

On 23 October, easyJet announced that it would open its newest base in Bordeaux for the start of 2018, with the carrier confirming it will station three A320s at the French airport. The airline has stated that it will open more than five routes with the new aircraft, while also enhancing connectivity on existing services.