Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
|Commenced operations||March 2012|
|Headquarters||Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain|
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. The name "Volotea" originates from the Spanish verb "revolotear," meaning "to fly around."
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, also chairs Volotea's board. The company raised over €50m before operations began.
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[update]).
- Ajaccio - Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport Seasonal
- Bastia - Bastia – Poretta Airport Seasonal
- Biarritz - Biarritz Airport Seasonal
- Bordeaux - Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Base
- Brest - Brest Bretagne Airport Seasonal
- Caen - Caen Carpiquet Airport Seasonal
- Grenoble - Grenoble–Isère Airport Seasonal
- Lille - Lille Airport Seasonal
- Montpellier - Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport
- Nantes - Nantes Atlantique Airport Base
- Perpignan - Perpignan–Rivesaltes Airport Seasonal
- Strasbourg - Strasbourg International Airport
- Toulon - Toulon–Hyères Airport Seasonal
- Toulouse - Toulouse Blagnac Airport
- Corfu - Corfu International Airport Seasonal
- Heraklion - Heraklion International Airport Seasonal
- Kos - Kos Island International Airport Seasonal
- Mykonos - Mykonos Island National Airport Seasonal
- Preveza - Aktion National Airport Seasonal (begins 4 July 2014)
- Rhodes - Rhodes International Airport Seasonal
- Samos - Samos International Airport Seasonal (begins 4 July 2014)
- Santorini - Santorini (Thira) National Airport Seasonal
- Skiathos - Skiathos Airport Seasonal
- Alghero - Alghero Airport
- Ancona - Ancona Falconara Airport Seasonal
- Bari - Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport
- Brindisi - Brindisi – Salento Airport
- Cagliari - Cagliari Elmas Airport
- Catania - Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
- Crotone - Crotone Airport Seasonal
- Florence - Florence Airport
- Genoa - Genoa Airport
- Lamezia Terme - Lamezia Terme International Airport
- Lampedusa - Lampedusa Airport Seasonal
- Naples - Naples International Airport
- Olbia - Olbia - Costa Smeralda Airport
- Palermo - Falcone–Borsellino Airport Base
- Pantelleria - Pantelleria Airport Seasonal
- Reggio Calabria - Reggio di Calabria Airport
- Trieste - Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport Seasonal
- Turin - Caselle Airport
- Venice - Marco Polo Airport Base
- Verona - Verona Villafranca Airport
- Asturias - Asturias Airport Seasonal
- Bilbao - Bilbao Airport
- Fuerteventura - Fuerteventura Airport
- Ibiza - Ibiza Airport Seasonal
- Málaga - Málaga Airport Seasonal
- Palma de Mallorca - Son Sant Joan Airport Seasonal
- Tenerife - Tenerife South Airport Seasonal
- Valencia - Valencia Airport Seasonal
- Zaragoza - Zaragoza Airport Seasonal
- "Venice launch for Europe's newest LCC Volotea". anna.aero. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
- Baigorri, Manuel. "New Carrier Volotea Sets Up In Barcelona, Base Of Failed Spanair." Bloomberg. 15 February 2012. Retrieved on 12 June 2012.
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- "Unquote: CCMP, Axis and Corpfin back Volotea". 17 February 2012.
- L, J (8 April 2014). "Volotea S14 Planned New Routes as of 08APR14". Airline Route. Retrieved 8 April 2014.
- Boeing, New European Airline Volotea Agree to 717 Leasing Deal
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