Volotea arrived in Vienna on 7 April with a route from Nantes, while a Marseille service was inaugurated on 10 April. A third route to Genoa will begin 15 April as well. On hand in the Austrian capital to help cut the cake that was baked to mark the occasion were: Norbert Kettner, Director Vienna Tourist Board; Nikolaus Gretzmacher, SVP Operations, Vienna Airport; and Pierfrancesco Carino, Chief Sales Officer, Volotea.
Paris Beauvais welcomed the arrival of Volotea’s new twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) service from Ajaccio on 8 April. The 983-kilometre French domestic connection between Corsica’s largest city and the French capital airport will face no direct competition. However, Air Corsica and Air France both link Ajaccio to Paris’ CDG and Orly airports.
- Volotea has this week begun its first flights to Vienna (VIE) from Marseille (MRS) and Nantes (NTE), with a route from Genoa scheduled to launch next week. “We are very proud of adding the prestigious city of Vienna on our network, connecting the Austrian capital to three destinations in Europe. Vienna represents for Volotea a strategic destination in Europe attracting both leisure and business traffic segments especially from Italy and France. We want to establish strong commercial relationships with Austrian passengers as well as travel partners in order to simplify new travel experiences to Nantes, Marseille and Genoa“, stated Pierfrancesco Carino, Chief Sales Officer of Volotea at the launch of flights to the Austrian capital. Along with adding Vienna to its network this week, Volotea has also welcomed Paris Beauvais (BVA) to its list of airports, with it beginning a twice-weekly (Saturdays and Sundays) service from Ajaccio (AJA) in Corsica. Another new addition to the airline’s network is Luxembourg (LUX) which is now served twice-weekly from Nice (NCE) and competes with Luxair’s daily service. Of the eight routes launched by Volotea this week four will face direct competition, most notably links from Nantes to Madrid (MAD) and Bilbao (BIO) to Seville (SVQ), with the former going up against Iberia’s 12 times weekly operation, and the latter going head-to-head with Vueling which offers 11 weekly flights between Bilbao and Seville when referring to OAG schedules. The average sector length of Volotea’s eight new routes is 921 kilometres with the average weekly frequency being 1.9. See how Marseille, Alicante and Paris Beauvais’ FTWAs compare to others from around the world.
||Paris Beauvais (BVA)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 11 April 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.