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Volotea Logo.jpg
Founded 2011 (2011)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Commenced operations March 2012 (2012-03)[1]
Operating bases
Alliance none
Fleet size 15
Destinations 52
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]


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).




 Czech Republic
 Great Britain


Volotea Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Boeing 717-200 15 4 125

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.[8]


  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. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2014/11/26/v7-bgy-s15/
  8. ^ Boeing, New European Airline Volotea Agree to 717 Leasing Deal

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