Published on 15th April 2015, 15:18

Volotea, the airline of small and mid-sized European cities, starts today its operation from the Athens International Airport with the Athens-Venice flight. This will be the first of the different flights that will take passengers from Athens to the 5 destinations offered by Volotea in 2015: Venice, Santorini, Palermo, Pisa/Tuscany and Bari.

Operating in Greece since 2012, Volotea has transported close to 200.000 passengers until now, in and out of Greece, with 27 Greek routes since its launch.

Volotea continues its development in Greece and starts its operations in Athens:

Starting in April 2015, Volotea launches five new routes from Athens airport:
Domestic routes

Santorini: starts on May 29th 2015 till October 2nd 4 weekly flights

International routes

Venice (Italy): starts on April 3rd 2015 till October 30th 3 weekly flights.
Bari (Italy): starts May 29th 2015 till October 1st 2 weekly flights.
Palermo (Italy): starts June 26th 2015 till September 4th 2 weekly flights.
Pisa/Tuscany (Italy): starts May 29th 2015 till October 2nd 2015. 2 weekly flights.

Volotea has started today its operations from Athens with the traditional water arch that has welcomed its first airplane to the Athens International Airport. It will be the first year of operations of Volotea in Athens, and the fourth in Greece, where it has already transported close to 200.000 passengers since April 2012. In total, Volotea will fly to 12 greek destinations this year and will operate 27 greek routes.

Volotea will offer more than 480 flights from Athens in 2015, being the Athens-Venice route the one with the highest number of flights. The company will offer more than 60.000 seats on the routes departing from Athens.

Carlos Muñoz, CEO and founder of Volotea, has expressed his satisfaction for the inauguration of the operations from Athens: “Having operated in Greece successfully since 2012, now we will be able to connect Athens with Italian destinations like Venice, Pisa, Bari or Palermo, as well as the Greek island of Santorini. We welcome all the Athenians in 2015 and hope to see them soon on board of our flights to those beautiful destinations”.

On behalf of the Athens International Airport, Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director, Communications & Marketing, added: “It is with the utmost pleasure that we welcome Volotea’s substantial development to our airport, starting today with the Athens - Venice route. Further enhancing the connectivity between Greece and Italy, we shall soon be welcoming Volotea’s flights to Pisa/Tuscany, Bari and Palermo, while, at the end of May, our new airline partner will also be serving the spectacular Greek island of Santorini. We wish Volotea every success in its development through Athens International Airport and we remain firmly committed towards supporting the airline to strengthen and enhance its operations to/ from Athens .”

Volotea website, available in Greek

Volotea’s website is from January available in Greek, as well as in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German, so Greek visitors can navigate and buy tickets in their own language.

They have access to all basic Volotea online services, and others more special such as “Flex”, which allows to make unlimited changes to the flights or the brand-new “Combo” for those who want the best extra services for less money.

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