Volotea

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Volotea
Volotea Logo.jpg
IATA
V7
ICAO
VOE
Callsign
VOLOTEA
Founded 2011 (2011)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Commenced operations March 2012 (2012-03)[1]
Operating bases
Alliance none
Fleet size 15
Destinations 50
Headquarters Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Key people
  • Carlos Muñoz (CEO)
  • Lázaro Ros (CEO)
Website www.volotea.com
Head office of Volotea

Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline, occasionally charter airline, established by Barcelona-based Alaeo S.L., a company created by former Vueling founders, Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros. It commenced operations on 5 April 2012, from Venice Marco Polo Airport.[2] The name "Volotea" originates from the Spanish verb "revolotear," meaning "to fly around."[3]

The company is backed by three private-equity funds, two of them from Europe (Axis Participaciones Empresariales and Corpfin Capital) and a third one from the United States—CCMP Capital, whose chairman, Greg Brenneman, one-time President and COO of America's Continental Airlines,[4] also chairs Volotea's board. The company raised over €50m before operations began.[5]

Destinations[edit]

A Volotea Boeing 717-200

Volotea flies to a number destinations on a summer seasonal, winter seasonal and year round basis on a scheduled basis. Volotea also operate a small number of charter flights on behalf of tour operators. Below is a list of destinations that Volotea operate scheduled services too. These flights are available to book through Volotea's website (Information correct as of 25 June 2013).

Asia[edit]

 Israel

Europe[edit]

 Croatia
 Czech Republic
 France
 Germany
 Greece
 Ireland
 Italy
 Great Britain
 Spain

Fleet[edit]

Volotea Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Boeing 717-200 15 0 125

Boeing announced on 15 February 2012 that it had signed a long term lease deal with Volotea for an undisclosed number of Boeing 717 aircraft.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://worldairlinenews.com/2012/03/31/volotea-starts-charter-operations/
  2. ^ "Venice launch for Europe's newest LCC Volotea". anna.aero. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Baigorri, Manuel. "New Carrier Volotea Sets Up In Barcelona, Base Of Failed Spanair." Bloomberg. 15 February 2012. Retrieved on 12 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Right Away and All at Once: How We Saved Continental". In: Harvard Business Review on Crisis Management.
  5. ^ "Unquote: CCMP, Axis and Corpfin back Volotea". 17 February 2012. 
  6. ^ L, J (8 April 2014). "Volotea S14 Planned New Routes as of 08APR14". Airline Route. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Boeing, New European Airline Volotea Agree to 717 Leasing Deal

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