Volotea opens its fifth French base

Heralding the start of Volotea’s newest base in France were: Carlos Cerqueiro, Corporate Development & Communication Director, Volotea; Edo Friart, Development Director, Volotea; Julien Boullay, CCO Marseille Airport; Véronique Lemée-Alexandre, Head of Route Development & Market Research, Marseille Airport; Carlos Muñoz, CEO, Volotea; Patrice Escorihuela, CFO, Marseille Airport; Isidre Porqueras Orea, Chief of Cost & Operational Performance, Volotea; Marco Comani, Chief Strategy Officer Volotea; and Pierfrancesco Carino, Chief Sales Officer, Volotea.

  • Volotea opened its fifth French base this week in Marseille (MRS) and at the same time started four new routes from France’s second-biggest city. In addition, the LCC commenced its sixth service from Nice (NCE), this time to Split (SPU). The longest sector is the 1,930-kilometre route from Marseille to Heraklion (HER), whereas the shortest city pair is the French domestic route from the new base to Biarritz (BIQ), at 541 kilometres. The average sector length of all five services is 1,053 kilometres, while the average frequency is just 1.4 flights per week. Only two of the five airport pairs will see any direct competition. See how Marseille and Caen airports’ FTWAs compare to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
19-Apr Marseille (MRS) Biarritz (BIQ) B717 (2)  
20-Apr Caen (CFR) HOP! (5)
21-Apr Corfu (CFU) B717 (1)  
Heraklion (HER) Aegean Airlines (2)
22-Apr Nice Split (SPU)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 24 April. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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