“We want to stay, invest in the Greek market and win a share in 2022, to have routes in 30 destinations with 1,2 million available positions” said executives of “Volotea”.
With this statement, the executives of “Volotea”, the airline connecting small and medium-sized cities in Europe, have announced the company’s new base in El. Venizelos, the 12th in Europe and 1st in Greece since April 2018, while increasing at the same time the seat availability for Greek destinations to 320.000 (+160%). In addition, the company adds two new destinations from Athens to Verona and Heraklion starting April 26, 2018.
The sales on both routes have already begun on the company’s website www.volotea.com, as well as via travel agents, while additional routes will be announced before the launch of the base on 26 April. New flights will be added to the 6 destinations already served by “Volotea” from Athens, from where it flies to four destinations in Italy (Venice, Bari, Genoa, Palermo), as well as Santorini and Mykonos.
“Volotea” has published a special offer on its website for 48 hours, the possibility of buying tickets from 9 euros for new destinations.
According to Mr. Lázaro Ros, general manager and co-founder of “Volotea”, who was in Athens on the occasion of the announcements on the new base, the plans for expansion in the Greek market are not new. “Volotea” will start
recruitment for pilots and cabin crew from the beginning of 2018, creating 30 direct jobs in Athens.
On behalf of Athens International Airport, CEO Yiannis Paraschis said: “After 2 1/2 years of consistent and successful activities on international and domestic routes, we are now welcoming ‘Volotea’ at Athens Airport
as a base firm”.