Volotea celebrates 10 years at Bordeaux airport and opens a new line to Nice

  • Volotea is the third largest airline operating from Bordeaux in terms of destinations, with 22 routes offered.
  • Volotea represents about 70 direct jobs and 50 indirect jobs in Bordeaux-Mérignac.

Volotea celebrates its 10th anniversary from Bordeaux airport, with more than 3.5 million passengers transported. This anniversary is an opportunity for the airline to reiterate its commitment to the airport, the city and the local economy. For the occasion, the Volotea team presented a new route to Nice to the local press.

In 10 years, Volotea has transported more than 3.5 million passengers to and from Bordeaux and has been a permanent player in the regular, consistent and complementary growth of the existing network in Bordeaux. This year, Volotea is offering a total of 22 destinations in 6 countries of Bordeaux, which represents 14 lines more than in 2012, when the airline began operating from the city’s airport. Volotea has increased the number of seats available in Bordeaux by 75% this year, compared to last year. The company currently employs 70 people in Bordeaux and contributed to the creation of more than 50 indirect jobs.

Volotea offers 7 exclusive lines from Bordeaux (Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Florence, Santorini, Split and Strasbourg) and has just announced the opening of a new direct domestic line to Nice. This new line is in addition to two other openings in 2022, operational since the end of May: Athens and Florence.

Since May 27, 2022, Volotea has offered twice-weekly flights (Monday and Friday) from Bordeaux to Florence.

Bordeaux – Athens
This new line has been operating twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) since May 28.

This new line will operate twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) from December 17. Tickets are already on sale in France, from all the usual channels and via the Volotea website: www.volotea.com.

Historical economic and social development

Volotea forecasts historic growth in Europe in 2022: France represents nearly 50% of the airline’s activity, with a forecast of more than 5 million seats and a total of 192 routes in France, including 60 domestic routes. The airline, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, aims to play a major role in the economic and social development of the French regions with the creation of more than 150 new indirect jobs, and a total of more than 600 Volotea employees in France in 2022. After Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Marseille, Lille and Lyon, the airline will open its 8th base in Lourdes next July.

“We are very proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary at our Bordeaux base. We now offer 22 destinations from the airport and have transported over 3.5 million passengers! This success encourages us to expand our offer to offer more seats, at affordable prices, to more destinations in France and Europe, as evidenced by the launch this year of three new routes to Athens, Florence and Nice. Our establishment in Bordeaux generates a positive economic and social impact for the region, and represents approximately 70 direct jobs and 50 indirect jobs, which highlights the key role of Bordeaux airport in the economic growth of the region,’ says Carlos Muñoz, founder and CEO of Volotea.

‘This 10th anniversary of Volotea’s operations demonstrates the airline’s success in Bordeaux. With an enriched offer of three new routes this year, Volotea has become an emblematic player in travel for New Aquitaine, and is committed to offering a quality travel experience., commented Simon Dreschel, Chairman of the Management Board of Bordeaux Airport.

Bordeaux, June 1, 2022

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