The airline increases its fleet with six additional A319s on its path to become full Airbus airline by 2022.
The airline announced on May 7 that it will incorporate six new A319s to its existing Airbus 319s and Boeing 717s, which will begin to fly in the first half of this year.
In these last months, Volotea has entered into new operational lease agreements with different providers to guarantee the addition of six new aircraft, which will be available for operations this summer 2019. The airline boosts its growth plans again this year by adding 41 new routes to serve a total line-up of 319 routes operated in more than 80 airports across Europe.
In 2019, Volotea is opening 41 new routes to serve a lineup of 319 routes, operating flights to more than 80 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg and Morocco. The airline expects to carry more than 7.5 million passengers in 2019.
Volotea becomes the second airline in Italy and France in terms of domestic capacity and fourth in a number of seats to international destinations in both countries. Spain and Greece will see Volotea operations increasing significantly this summer. Moreover, a thirteen base in Volotea network will be opened in Cagliari (CAG) on May 30, 2019.
The Airbus 319 is the European reliable model selected by the company to rely on its on-going and ambitious growth plan. These aircraft allow 156-passenger capacity and have the ability to serve longer routes.