Articles Tagged ‘Volotea’

Route launches (7 July - 17 July)

Route launches (7 July – 17 July)

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi takes off; Air Serbia becomes the third airline from Belgrade to the Oslo area; GOL launches Florianópolis – Brasília; and much more.

Volotea jets off from Bilbao to Castellón, with Castellón a new airport in its network

Volotea jets off from Bilbao to Castellón, with Castellón a new airport in its network

Volotea on 11 July began Bilbao – Castellón, the carrier’s tenth domestic route from Bilbao.

Route launches and new route announcements (26 June - 6 July)

Route launches and new route announcements (26 June – 6 July)

Wizz Air begins Abu Dhabi; American Airlines to start Seattle – Shanghai; Air Albania to be fifth airline from Tirana to London; and much, much more.


Volotea opens Naples base with two A319s

Volotea opens Naples base with two A319s

Volotea has inaugurated its sixth base in Italy: Naples. The airport is already the carrier’s second-largest in Italy, and has 17 routes this summer.

Volotea inaugurates Figari from Montpellier Méditerranée

Volotea inaugurates Figari from Montpellier Méditerranée

Volotea has begun its seventh route from Montpellier, with a twice-weekly service to Figari.

Volotea's summer sizzler as 41 new routes announced

Volotea’s summer sizzler as 41 new routes announced

Volotea has put on sale 41 new routes, with all but one domestic. Almost all start in early July, and 66% will have direct competition.


Volotea to start Bologna – Olbia in July; we look at the carrier's Italian ops

Volotea to start Bologna – Olbia in July; we look at the carrier’s Italian ops

Italy is crucial for Volotea & its largest country market; Olbia seats +38% YOY from 4 new routes that are bookable, including Bologna from Air Italy’s end.

Marseille ended 2019 with record capacity from strong international growth

Marseille ended 2019 with record capacity from strong international growth

Marseille added dozens of new routes in 2019, including to two Moscow airports. Ryanair’s new base in 2019 has resulted in fast seat and route growth.

Madrid's hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

Madrid’s hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

We examine how IAG may leverage Air Europa in Madrid as a connector between South America and Europe.


Part two: Volotea sees strong rise in competition with big LCCs

Part two: Volotea sees strong rise in competition with big LCCs

41% of Volotea’s seats now have competition with easyJet, Vueling and Ryanair, up from 15% in 2015. Meanwhile, Volotea is becoming less seasonal.

Part 1: Volotea grows strongly, with Italy and France responsible for 93% of its capacity

Part 1: Volotea grows strongly, with Italy and France responsible for 93% of its capacity

Volotea focuses on unserved routes on a low-frequency basis. It has added 4.6 million seats since 2015, and now operates 322 routes using 36 aircraft. 

Volotea initiates routes to Naples, Palermo and Toulouse

Volotea initiates routes to Naples, Palermo and Toulouse

Volotea initiates Cagliari-Palermo, Bilbao-Naples and Nice-Toulouse routes.