Airlines Volotea announces new base in Athens


Volotea has announced to open a new base in Athens. One Airbus A319 aircraft will be operating flights from the Greek capital.

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The base will be opened in April 2018. As a result of the move, Volotea will add two new destinations to its Athens network. Services to Verona will start at the end of May 2018 and services to Heraklion at the end of April 2018. For the summer season, further two destinations will be added. Currently, Volotea offers flights from Athens to Venice, Genoa, Palermo, Bari, Mykonos and Santorini. Athens will become the twelfth base of the Spanish airline. Further, the new base will create 30 direct new jobs.

Volotea´s Director General and Co-founder, said: “Today we are announcing Athens as a new base in our network. We are very pleased to be so warmly welcome and we will be proud to enhance our services in Athens creating jobs and hiring local staff. This will boost our operations in Greece. We are really excited also to announce the new connections from Athens airport. The routes to Verona and Heraklion will allow our clients to discover these wonderful destinations, among the most charming ones in Italy and Greece.”

Athens International Airport CEO, Yiannis Paraschis, stated: “We are very pleased to welcome Volotea’s decision to launch a base in Athens International Airport, thus reinforcing very dynamically its presence in the Athens market. After 2 ½ years of consistent and successful operations in international and domestic routes to and from Athens, we are now welcoming Volotea to Athens airport as a home-based carrier. For this important step, a decision also complemented by the addition of two new destinations of significant potential, we would like to wish Volotea every success, and we remain committed to supporting the airline, as all our airline partners, in its future developmental plans.”

Volotea is a Spanish low-cost airline, headquartered in Castrillon (Spain). Operating bases are in Italy, France and Spain. This September, Volotea welcomed its 14.000.000th passenger on board, after about 5 years of flying. Currently Volotea operates with 17 Boeing 717 and 8 Airbus A319 on 280 routes. The airline plans to double its capacity by adding new Airbus A319 aircraft in 2018.

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