Volotea, the airline of European regional capitals, will launch a new line in December from Marseille airport to Oran in Algeria and will offer a total of 70,000 seats per year.
As of December 2021, Volotea will add Oran to its list of destinations available from Marseille airport. The airline will offer two flights per week for the holidays until January and will offer around 70,000 seats on this route per year.
A new line which will be in operation from 16 2021 and which will be added to the 22 already existing lines at Marseille airport.
Tickets are open for sale in France on the Volotea site and on all distribution channels.
This new line positions Volotea as the second company at Marseille Provence airport in terms of destinations served, which has been the company’s 5th base in France since 2018.
“We are very happy to announce these new connections from Marseille and Bordeaux to Oran and Algiers. It is a great success for us, which stimulates our growth and widens our offer in France. We are very impatient to begin operations towards Algeria for the reopening of the air borders. Tickets are already open for sale in France, on the Volotea site and on all distribution channels. In Algeria, customers book their flights through travel agencies. “ said Carlos Muñoz, founder and CEO of Volotea.
Volotea was founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, founders of Vueling, and is one of the fastest growing independent airlines in Europe. Each year, the company increases the number of aircraft making up its fleet, the lines served and the seats available.
Since its creation, Volotea has transported nearly 35 million passengers across Europe. Volotea is based in 18 European regional capitals: Alghero (since 2021), Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Genoa, Hamburg, Lyon (since 2021), Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice and Verona. Volotea serves more than 100 cities across 15 countries including Algeria, which will be launched in December from France.
Between June and September 2021, the company operated 85 routes and offered more than 3.2 million seats, demonstrating a dynamic strategy paying off.
In October 2021, the company won the tender for the operation of six new lines in Italy which falls from Sardinia to Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate. Volotea also announced the opening of a third base in Alghero, in addition to Cagliari and Olbia where the company is already established.
Volotea becomes a full-fledged Airbus carrier in 2021. The airline, which had programmed the standardization of its fleet for 2023, accelerated this transformation in order to improve its cost base within 3 years as well as its network thanks to more efficient aircraft with greater flight autonomy. The airline has operated a fleet of 40 aircraft since the summer of 2021 against 36 in 2019.
In terms of volume, Volotea increased its seat offer by 111% compared to 2019. Volotea employs more than 1,350 people in Europe and was the most competitive airline in summer 2020 in terms of activity, fill rate and customer satisfaction.
Volotea won at the 2021 World Travel Awards the prize for the best low-cost airline in Europe, the most prestigious in the sector which recognizes excellence in the travel and tourism industry around the world
For more information, visit the website: www.volotea.com
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