Volotea commenced flights between Lyon and Palermo on 6 April, one of three new routes to be launched by the airline from the French city this week, with the others being Alicante and Palma de Mallorca. Seen cutting the ribbon to officially open the Palermo route are: Edo Friart, International Development Director, Volotea; Pierfrancesco Carino, Sales Director, Volotea; and Cédric Fechter, MD Lyon Airport. A fourth route to Cagliari will begin in May.
This fantastic cake welcomed Volotea passengers on the inaugural service from Alicante back to Lyon, one of three route launched by the airline from the French city this week including Palermo and Palma de Mallorca. The 948-kilometre sector will face no direct competition and will be operated by a variety of the LCC’s equipment.
- Volotea commenced four new routes in the week commencing 3 April, including its first-ever to Lyon (LYS). The carrier will now link the French city to Alicante (ALC), Palermo (PMO) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI), while a fourth route to Cagliari will start in May. “We are happy to inaugurate the first flight with Volotea at Lyon Airport. The arrival of a new company is always important for an airport, and it is even more so when it imposes itself with an offer of creating new destinations. We are pleased to be working with Volotea to make these flights a success and to develop their presence at the airport, which offers great potential for development,” commented Cédric Fechter, MD Lyon Airport about Volotea’s arrival. Along with the carrier’s inaugurals from Lyon, it also introduced its latest service from Bordeaux (BOD) this week. The LCC recently featured in anna.aero’s review of the top 15 airlines launching services in early S18. The most competitive city pair of the routes launched this week is the one between Lyon and Palma de Mallorca which has six weekly frequencies from three incumbent carriers. See how the Lyon to Palermo and Alicante route launch FTWAs performed against other airports from around the world.
||Transavia (2), TUI Airlines Belgium (1)
||Palma de Mallorca (PMI)
||easyJet (3), Vueling (2), TUI Airlines Belgium (1)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 10 April. WF = Weekly frequencies.