Volotea has added its 17th route from its Verona base in Italy, with the start of twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) operations to the Balearic Island of Menorca. The 821-kilometre route is the only one of the four new services commenced by the LCC this week that faces direct competition, with it scheduled to go head-to-head with Neos Air.
- Volotea has launched four new international routes from four different Italian airports over the last week. The average sector length of the new city pairs is 896 kilometres, with the shortest airport pair being the 420-kilometre hop from Bari (BRI) to Preveza (PVK), while the longest is the 1,712-kilometre operation from Venice Marco Polo (VCE) to Malaga (AGP). The average weekly frequency of the four new routes is just 1.25, low even for Volotea, but most, if not all, are short peak season summer operations only. Just one of four new routes will see any direct competition for the airline. See how Menorca Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
||Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
||Neos Air (3)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 27 June 2017. WF = Weekly frequencies.