Cutting the cake to herald the start of Volotea’s service from Bilbao to Vienna were Nikolaus Gretzmacher, SVP Operations Vienna Airport and Carlos Cerqueiro, Corporate Development and Communications Director, Volotea. The Spanish airline will offer a twice-weekly service on the route, with the aircraft departing from Bilbao at 06:45 and landing in Vienna at 09:15. The return flight will leave Austria at 09:40 and arrive in Spain at 12:30.
- Volotea ventured into Vienna (VIE) from Bilbao (BIO) this week, commencing a twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays) on 29 March. “Bilbao is the third destination served by Volotea in the current flight schedule in addition to Marseille and Nantes. We are delighted with the expansion of the Spanish airline in Vienna. This puts new flight connections to popular holiday destinations at the disposal of our passengers. On balance, 105 weekly flights to Spain are now being operated from Vienna Airport,” says Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport. “We are pleased to offer this new direct connection from Vienna to one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in Northern Spain. We are proud to add this new destination to Vienna’s airport line-up that is being very well received at both ends, allowing touristic and business liaisons between both dynamic cities,” states Carlos Cerqueiro, Corporate Development and Communications Director of Volotea. The following day the carrier added a twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) service between Genoa (GOA) and Madrid (MAD).The Spain-Austria link will be flown by Volotea’s 717 fleet, while the Italy-Spain city pair is operated by its A319s. Both routes will face no direct competition.