New York, August 28, 2017 – AirlinePros, a leader in airline representation and distribution services, welcomes Spanish carrier Volotea, the low-cost airline of mid- and small-sized European cities, and latest ARC participating airline to be represented by AirlinePros. Volotea has started distributing its flights via main Global Distribution Systems (GDS) in the United States, offering an extensive network of European destinations, non-stop flights at attractive prices.
“We are very excited to join the ARC, and having access to GDS´s in the U.S. will significantly improve our commercial presence on the North American market”, commented Pierfrancesco Carino, Chief Sales Officer of Volotea. “We are proud to accommodate the large number of American travelers flying to Europe, both for business and leisure, offering affordable fares throughout our European network.”
In 2017 Volotea has added more than 40 new routes to serve a lineup of 243 routes, operating flights to 79 mid and small-sized European cities in 16 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Israel, Albania, Moldavia, Portugal, Malta, UK, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. Volotea expects to carry 4.3 million passengers this year.
Volotea currently operates from nine base points, including Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse and Genoa, in which it leads on number of destinations (except in Toulouse). In 2016, Volotea did experience a significant increase in its operations, becoming the fastest growing large LCC in Europe. Volotea also closed last year with a client recommendation rate of 92.5%, as well as being rated the fourth most punctual low cost airline in the world, ranking third in Europe. The airline has been selected by TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice 2017 as ‘Best Airline’ based in France, Italy, and Spain, in the “Europe Regional and Low Cost” category.
Travel Agent Information
Volotea has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment whereby all ARC agents are automatically appointed as agents of Volotea. Currently, the airline participates in Amadeus, Sabre and Galileo GDS´s. Volotea accepts cash as form of payment, as well as major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard. Volotea tickets are available worldwide.
Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Volotea, the airline of European mid and small-sized cities, offers direct flights at very competitive prices. Established on April 05, 2012, Volotea has since carried more than 12 million passengers across Europe. Volotea operates a fleet of 28 aircraft, including Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s. Volotea expects to become a 100% Airbus operator in the next few years, which will allow the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20%, from 125 seats to 150 seats, and to operate longer routes.
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