Volotea Celebrates Grand Opening of New Base in Naples, Will Base Two Airbus A319s at Airport
Volotea celebrated the grand opening of their new Naples base on Friday with a special inauguration ceremony at the airport. The carrier will base two Airbus A319s in Naples and to mark the occasion will offer tickets from €9.
Today, Volotea announced the grand opening of their new base in Naples, Italy. A special inauguration ceremony was held at the airport, which was attended by Volotea’s President and Founder, Carlos Muñoz via live video conference from Barcelona. The low-cost carrier will base two 156 passenger Airbus A319s at the airport and to celebrate the occasion has launched a fare sale with tickets available from €9. Including Naples, Volotea now has a total of six Italian bases including Venice, Verona, Palermo, Genoa and Cagliari. The new base will allow the carrier to consolidate its presence for the summer holiday season with a focus on mainly domestic flights as well as service on several routes to Greece. From Naples, Volotea guests will be able to travel to 17 destinations with nine in Italy and eight internationally. Today’s ceremony was also attended by Volotea’s Commercial Country Manager for Italy and Southeastern Europe, Valeria Rebasti, GESAC’s CEO, Roberto Barbieri and GESAC’s Business Aviation Development Manager, Margherita Chiaramonte. In Friday’s announcement, Volotea’s President and Founder, Carlos Muñoz said,
“At this particularly challenging time, the opening of our sixth Italian base has taken on a great symbolic significance: it confirms our commitment to supporting the Campanian economy at the time of reopening of the Italian tourism industry. As well as consolidating our routes to some of Italy’s biggest destinations, the official launch of flights from the new Naples base will mean the creation of new direct and indirect jobs locally. It’s worth mentioning that with new hygiene measures and safety protocols, we are readier than ever to guarantee a great experience and to protect the health of our passengers and crews. On behalf of everyone at Volotea, I would like to thank the local authorities and the GESAC management for their support in making Naples our new home today.”
From their new Naples base, Volotea will offer 11 weekly flights to Catania, five weekly flights to Genoa and two weekly flights to Turin, Trieste and Verona as well as seven weekly flights to Olbia. In September, the carrier will increase frequencies to Trieste and Verona to up to six. Volotea’s summer 2020 schedule from Naples also includes service to Alghero (2 flights weekly), Cagliari (6 flights weekly) and Palermo (2 flights weekly). Holidaymakers wishing to travel to Greece will have many options with up to five weekly flights to Mykonos, four weekly flights to Santorini, and three weekly flights to Heraklion, Zante and Skiathos. The airline will also offer twice-weekly service to Rodi and one weekly flight to Cephalonia and Preveza-Lefkada.
Volotea is one of the fastest growing independent airlines in Europe and has carried over 25 million passengers since 2012. In 2020, the carrier is adding six Airbus A319s and 62 new routes, offering 354 short-haul city pairs from 96 small and medium-sized airports in 15 countries (pre-pandemic figures). Volotea has a fleet of 39 aircraft including 25 Airbus A319s and 14 Boeing 717s. The airline operates from 16 European bases in Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille, Athens, Cagliari, Naples and Hamburg. Volotea is opening bases in Lyon and Naples in 2020. To facilitate their rapid growth, the airline is currently recruiting for 200 available positions in France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany. Volotea expects to carry between 8.5 and 9.0 million passengers during 2020.