Volotea

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Volotea
Volotea Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
V7 VOE VOLOTEA
Founded 2011 (2011)
Commenced operations March 2012 (2012-03)[1]
Operating bases
Fleet size 17
Destinations 52
Headquarters Barcelona, Spain
Key people
  • Carlos Muñoz, CEO
  • Lázaro Ros, CEO
Website volotea.com

Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline headquartered in Barcelona with bases in Spain, Italy and France.

History[edit]

Volotea's head office

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

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.[6] In March 2015, it was announced that Volotea will receive further four 717s from Blue1.[7]

Destinations[edit]

Volotea flies to a number of scheduled European destinations on a summer seasonal, winter seasonal and year-round basis. It also operates a small number of charter flights on behalf of tour operators. Below is a list of destinations that Volotea operated scheduled services as of June 2015:

Asia[edit]

 Israel

Europe[edit]

 Albania
 Croatia
 Czech Republic
 France
 Germany
 Greece
 Italy
 Spain

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2015, the Volotea fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

Volotea Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
Boeing 717-200 19 2[7] 125

Volotea and Blue1 are the only European operators of the Boeing 717.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Volotea at Wikimedia Commons