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Volotea: Amazing offers for new seats in its routes till March 22nd, 2018

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Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, has published flights from today up to March 22nd with more than five million seats available. In comparison to the previous year, the airline has increased its number of seats by 33%, offering more than 1,150,000 seats for all its winter routes. 

In 2016, Volotea has offered more than 864,800 seats during the winter season. In comparison to this year, the airline adds more than 289,000 seats. The airline has released on its website availability on all Volotea network from today until March 22nd 2018. In total there are more than 5 million seats for sale.

From Athens, Volotea puts on sale more than 126,000 seats, increasing by 50% the capacity in comparison to the previous year. Volotea connects the airport of Athens with seven destinations to Italy (Bari, Genoa, Palermo and Venice) and to Greece (Mykonos, Mytilene and Santorini).
Starting from €5 per flight, the tickets are available on www.volotea.com, tour operators and travel agents.

Volotea has celebrated its fifth anniversary on April 5th 2017. In January, Volotea has reached 10 millionth of passengers carried from its first flight in 2012. In 2016, Volotea experienced a significant increase percentually in its operations becoming the fastest growing large LCC in Europe.

Volotea also closed with a client recommendation rate of 92.5% and being the fourth most punctual low cost airline in the world, ranking third in Europe.

In 2017 Volotea has added more than 40 new routes to serve a lineup of 243 routes, operating flights to 79 mid and small-sized European cities in 16 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Israel, Albania, Moldavia, Portugal, Malta, UK, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. Volotea expects to carry 4.3 million passengers.

Volotea will count on 28 aircraft this year with the addition of 6 new Airbus A319s: 10 Airbus A319s and 18 Boeing 717s. More than 40% of the flights scheduled in 2017 are expected to be operated by Airbus A319.

Volotea counts on nine bases in 2017: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse and Genoa, which has been launched in April.

Volotea expects to become a 100% Airbus operator in the next few years. This strategic decision allows the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20%, from 125 seats to 150 seats on its new planes. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats 5% wider than the average in airlines.

The range of the A319 allows Volotea to operate routes with a longer distance and penetrate new markets. While the Boeing 717 has a range of 2,500km, the Airbus A319 reaches 3,500km.

Four Volotea’s Airbus A319 are based in Nantes, where one of the six new Airbus A319s will also be placed. The other five will be based in Bordeaux and Toulouse. The new Airbus A319 of the 2017 line will be received progressively during the first semester of this year.

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