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.
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
Volotea was founded by former Vueling founders Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros in 2011. The airline started its operation in Spring 2012.
- 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’.
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.
The airline does not offer in-flight Wi-Fi.
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