Volotea

Founded
2011
Type
Low Cost Carrier
Fleet size
34
Destinations
82
Passengers per year
6,570,000

Volotea is a Spanish budget airline that mainly operates flights between various Southern European airports. The airlines’ goal is to connect small and medium European cities with each other by direct flights. Volotea wants to do this for budget prices with simple hospitality. Despite the fact that the airline is not that big, it operates over 300 routes.

Organization

Volotea is a fast-growing company with nowadays over 1,200 employees across more than 10 bases. The airlines’ shares are still owned by the founders, Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, who have a combined stake in the airline of 26%. The other shareholders of the airline are the investment companies US CCMP Capital Partners (49%) and Axis and Corpfin Capital (25%).

Parent company
US CCMP Capital Partners, Axis and Corpfin Capital, Muñoz & Ros

History

Volotea was founded by former Vueling founders Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros in 2011. The airline started its operation in Spring 2012.

Quick facts

  • In 2015, Volotea was the European low-cost airline with the highest growth in terms of available seat kilometres (ASK’s).
  • Volotea is the only European airline that still operates Boeing 717 aircraft. Nonetheless, this aircraft type is expected to be phased out and replaced by Airbus A319 aircraft in the upcoming years.
  • The name Volotea comes from ‘revolotear’, a Spanish word that means ‘to fly around’.

Passengers

2015
2,500,000
2016
3,390,000
2017
4,820,000
2018
6,570,000

Baggage

Every passenger can bring 1 piece of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 10 kg on board. The amount of permitted checked baggage depends on the travel class. In most cases, it is not included in the fare. It is possible to book checked baggage allowance for an additional fee. Please consult website Volotea for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

The airline does not offer in-flight Wi-Fi.

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