Volotea’s summer sizzler as 41 new routes announced

Volotea's summer sizzler as 41 new routes announced

Volotea has announced 41 new routes across its four key countries: France, Italy, Spain, and Greece.

France has 16 new, Spain 15, Italy six, and Greece four.

All but one of Volotea’s new routes are domestic; Marseille – Tenerife South is the sole international.

Most are summer-seasonal, but some, especially involving Corsica, such as Bastia – Paris Beauvais, will be year-round, just reduced in frequency. 

Marseille – Tenerife South, meanwhile, will be winter-focused, although will begin just before the winter season starts.

Routing Start date Weekly frequency (summer)* Aircraft Direct competition (WF)**
Athens – Corfu 3 July 4, then 7 717 Olympic (28), Sky Express (13)
Bastia – Lyon 4 July 4, then 7 319 easyJet (8), Air Corsica (5), Air France (2)
Bastia – Paris Beauvais 4 July 2 319 None
Bastia – Rennes 3 July 2 319 Air France (1)
Biarritz – Lille 6 July 2 319 None
Biarritz – Rennes 6 July 2 319 None
Biarritz – Strasbourg 6 July 2 319 None
BilbaoCastellon 11 July 2 717 None
Bilbao – Valencia 5 July 2, then 4 717 Iberia (10), Vueling (3)
IbizaAlicante 5 July 2 717 Iberia (10), Vueling (5)
Ibiza – Granada 3 July 2 717 None
Ibiza – Santiago D.C. 3 July 2 717 None
Ibiza – Zaragoza 4 July 2 717 None
Lamezia Terme -Trieste 6 July 2 717 None
Lyon – Ajaccio 4 July 4, then 7 319 easyJet (11), Air Corsica (7), Air France (2)
Lyon – Figari 4 July 4, then 7 319 easyJet (7), Air Corsica (2), Air France (2)
Menorca – Alicante 3 July 2 717 Vueling (3)
Menorca – Granada 6 July 2 717 Vueling (3)
Menorca – Malaga 5 July 2 717 Vueling (2)
Menorca – Santiago D.C. 5 July 2 717 Vueling (2)
Menorca – Seville 3 July 2 717 Vueling (3)
Menorca – Valencia 5 July 2 717 Iberia (4), Ryanair (3)
MarseilleTenerife South 17 October 1 319 None
Montpellier – Figari 5 July 2 319 None
Nice – Brest 3 July 2 319 Air France (1)
Nice – Caen 3 July 2 319 Air France (1)
Olbia – Pescara 6 July 2 319 None
Olbia – Trieste 6 July 2 319 None
Palermo – Trieste 3 July 2 717 None
Palma – Alicante 6 July 2 717 Vueling (16), Air Europa (14), Ryanair (5)
Palma – Valencia 4 July 2 717 Air Europa (28), Vueling (20), Iberia (11), Ryanair (10)
Palma – Zaragoza 4 July 3 717 Vueling (3)
Perpignan – Lille 3 July 2 319 Vueling (2)
Rennes – Ajaccio 4 July 2 319 Air France (2)
Rennes – Basia 3 July 2 319 Air France (1)
Rennes – Figari 4 July 2 319 Air France (1)
Thessaloniki -Heraklion 12 June 2 717 Olympic (14), Ellinair (3)
Thessaloniki -Mykonos 13 June 2 717 Olympic (6)
Thessaloniki – Santorini/Thira 5 July 3 717 Olympic (4)
Turin – Alghero 4 July 2 319 Blue Air (3)
Turin – Catania 3 July 4, then 7 319 Blue Air (10), Malta Air*** (4)
* Any frequency increases within the summer period. **Published carrier, based on the same week Volotea begins. Direct competition may exist or change at other times. *** One unit of the Ryanair Group with a separate IATA code. Source: OAG Schedules Analyser.

Two-thirds of routes will have direct competition

In all, 27 of these 41 routes will face direct competition.

Palma – Valencia will have the most competitors, with four.  They will collectively have 69 weekly frequencies against Volotea’s two.

This intensity of direct competition will inevitability continue as Volotea matures and expands further.


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