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Volotea to Open 8th French Base at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport

Volotea will open their eighth French base at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport on July 1st, 2022 with five exclusive routes including service to Paris-Orly, Strasbourg, Naples, Palermo and Venice. The carrier will base one Airbus A319 at the airport and create over 30 jobs.

Volotea Airbus A319 - Courtesy Volotea

On Thursday (June 2, 2022), Volotea announced that they will open their 8th base in France at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport on July 1st, with one Airbus A319 and five exclusive routes including service to Paris-Orly, Strasbourg, Naples, Palermo and Venice. The carrier also operates bases in Nantes, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Marseille, Lyon and Lille. The new Lourdes base will create over 30 direct jobs for flight crews and 25 indirect jobs. From July 1st, service to Paris-Orly will operate twice daily in the mornings and evenings, while flights to Strasbourg will operate two times per week (Mondays and Fridays). Starting July 2nd, Volotea will offer two weekly flights to Naples (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and Palermo (Tuesdays and Saturdays), while twice weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays between Lourdes and Venice will commence on July 3, 2022.

In Thursday’s announcment, Volotea’s Founder and CEO, Carlos Munoz, said,

“At a time when we are witnessing the strong return of travel, we feel enormously proud of announcing the launch of our new base at Lourdes airport, our 8th base in France. We are especially happy to inaugurate the Lourdes-Paris Orly route and to be able to ensure the continuity of connectivity with Paris this summer. We also see great opportunities for growth in the region, and we are additionally offering 4 new exclusive flights for the summer season from Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrenees, with direct connections to Strasbourg and Italy.”

Founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, previously founders of Vueling, Volotea is one of the fastest growing independent airlines in Europe, and has carried over 40 million passengers. The airline operates from 18 European bases including Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Hamburg, Lille, Lyon, Lourdes, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice and Verona. Volotea serves over 100 destinations across 16 countries, including service between France and Algeria. For summer 2022, Volotea will operate and an Airbus A320 Family fleet of 41 aircraft, up from 36 in 2019.

Source: Volotea


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