VOLOTEA keeps growing in Greece and connects Athens with Mykonos and Mytilene

Offering 764flights and 95.500 seatsfrom Athens in 2016 to six destinations, growing more than 65%.

More than 366.000 passengers carried by Volotea in Greece since the beginning of the operation in the country, flying to 12 Greek airports

May 12th, 2016 – Volotea, the airline of mid and small-sized European cities, hosted today a press conference in Athens to announce its new connection to Mykonos and Mytilene, starting next May 27th. Volotea increases its operation from Athens in terms of seats and flights by 66% compared to last year.


Volotea will launch the routesAthens – Mykonos andAthens – Mytilene next May 27th, offering in each route:

– Three flights per week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

110 flights

13.750 seats

 Operating in Greece since 2012, Volotea has transported more than366.000passengerstill now,operating in12 Greek airports: Athens, Corfu, Heraklion/Crete, Kos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Preveza/Lefkada, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos and Zakynthos.

Volotea started its operations from Athens on April 3rd 2015, offering five routes(Bari, Santorini, Palermo, Pisa and Venice) with 460 flights and 57.380 seats. With the addition of these two new routes (Mykonos and Mytilene), the company is increasing by 66% the number of flights (764) and seats (95.500)offered from Athens. This year Volotea will be operating six routes from Athens: Bari, Mykonos, Santorini, Mytilene, Palermo and Venice.

Carlos Muñoz, CEO and founder of Volotea, has expressed his satisfaction for the inauguration of these new routes from Athens: “Having operated in Greece successfully since 2012, now we will be able to offer two new routes from Athens, offering an increase of seats over 60% this year. We are very satisfied to keep growing in the Greek market, and we hope to see Athenians on board this summer to enjoy the two new destinations that we will be offering to them”.

On behalf of the Athens International Airport, Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director, Communications & Marketing, added:”We are indeeddelighted with the start of Volotea’s flights to theseexciting domestic routes out of Athens; Mykonos and Mytilene. Athens’ market has been developingrapidlywithin the last twoyearsdemonstrating double-digit trafficincreases and Volotea’s contribution to thissuccess with its trust and investment, istrullysubstantial. On our part, weremain firmly committed to continue supporting Volotea in order to furtherenhancetheirvery successful presence in ourmarket!”


Volotea continues to grow and fulfil its objectives: the Company, which in 2012 had two bases (Venice and Nantes) had seven in 2015 (Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias and Verona) and has just opened its 8th base in Toulouse, in March 2016.

In 2016, the low-cost airline will operate flights to three new countries (Portugal, Malta and UK), in addition to the 10 countries it flew to last year (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Israel, Albania and Moldova), offering a total of more than 38,000 flights, with 196 routes to 72 cities, in 13 countries.

Volotea transported 2.5 million passengers in 2015 and forecasts between 3.3 and 3.5 million in 2016, which represents an increase of 35%-40%. In addition, the company expects to reach 10 million passengers accumulated by the end of this year. The Company will incorporate four Airbus A319 to its fleet of 19 Boeing 717 in the first months of 2016. This strategic decision will allow the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20%, from its current 125 seats to 150 seats on its plane. The capacity of the A319 in terms of length of flight, will also allow the company to operate routes with a longer distance and therefore, to penetrate new markets.

Volotea was awarded on 21st October 2015 with the Prize of the Best Client Service for 2015 in the airline category. In Quality of Service, Volotea scored the highest of all the companies evaluated, with 8.58 / 10, which makes it the leader in the Airline category.

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