LONDON – Volotea (V7) has announced the opening of new routes across Italian airports Genoa (GOA), Lamezia Terme (SUF), and Milan Linate (LIN).
The expansion plan for V7 is constantly growing. The low-cost carrier has decided to implement an investment plan at Verona Catullo Airport (VRN) with the delivery of four Airbus A320s that will be based at VRN to increase seat capacity and further expand the carrier’s network.
From Genoa airport
From the GOA, the company has restored the connection to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG): the flight will take off starting from 17 September and, thanks to the two-weekly frequencies provided (every Monday and Friday), it will be even easier and more comfortable for Ligurian passengers to embark for Paris.
Finally, the carrier reconfirmed his Flight portfolio to and from GOA: with the new connection to CDG, the routes available at the airport for 2021, 10 domestic and 6 international.
Valeria Rebasti, Country Manager Italy & Southeastern Europe at Volotea said, “We have received many requests from our passengers to connect Genoa with France and we are delighted to once again shorten the distances between Genoa and Paris, further strengthening the tourist axis to and from Liguria.
Rebasti added, “The travel options at the Ligurian airport are therefore increasing, where the new flight to Paris joins those already available for a total of over 273,000 tickets on sale, equal to an increase of 9% compared to 2019. For the coming months, we aim to offer our Ligurian passengers many new flight opportunities, reconfirming our commitment to restart the tourism sector, so strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Paolo Odone, President of Genoa Airport said, “The new connection between Genoa and Paris is excellent news and confirms the path of recovery of routes and traffic that we have undertaken together with Volotea. We are grateful to the airline for putting this flight on sale, thanks to which Ligurians will be able to visit the French capital but which will also allow thousands of French tourists to reach our region even in the winter season.”
Volotea routes available from Genoa for 2021 are now 16: 10 domestic (Alghero, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Naples, Olbia, Palermo and Pantelleria) and six international (Paris Charles De Gaulle in France, Ibiza, Menorca and Palma de Mallorca in Spain, and Mykonos and Santorini in Greece).
From Lamezia Terme Airport
Valeria Rebasti, Country Manager Italy & Southeastern Europe at Volotea said, “We are really happy to announce these two novelties from Lamezia Terme airport: with the new flights to Milan and Cagliari, we aim to strengthen the tourist axis between Calabria and Northern Italy and Sardinia.”
“Therefore, the travel options available at Sant’Eufemia increase, where the 2 new routes are added to those already available to Turin, Verona and Genoa, for a total of about 75,000 tickets in sales, equal to an increase of 192% compared to 2019.”
“At the same time, we hope to strengthen the traffic of incoming tourists heading to Calabria, to discover its rich naturalistic, cultural and food and wine heritage. For the next summer months, we want to offer our passengers new flight opportunities, reconfirming our commitment to restarting the tourism sector, so strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Giulio de Metrio, President of Sacal said, “We are very satisfied with the collaboration with Volotea and we greatly appreciate the carrier’s ability and reactivity in seizing new opportunities, significantly contributing to the expansion of the offer to and from Lamezia Terme airport.”
Metrio added, “The new routes, in particular, in addition to strengthening the domestic segment, destined to grow in the coming months, respond to growing market demand on already consolidated routes such as Milan Linate, but also towards new destinations such as Cagliari, never served before. This will undoubtedly contribute to the economic revitalization of the area for the benefit of tourism and users who will be able to count on a wide range of connections from the airport.”
From Milan Linate Airport
Volotea finally announced two new routes starting from LIN to SUF and Brindisi (BDS). The two routes will take off on July 3 for Brindisi and on July 4 for Lamezia Terme. Thanks to the four weekly frequencies provided, Lombard passengers will easily embark for Puglia (every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday) and Calabria (every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday).
Also at LIN, the carrier recently announced the launch of three new connections to Sicily: from June, in fact, it will also be possible to take off to Catania, Pantelleria, and Lampedusa.
Valeria Rebasti, Country Manager Italy & Southeastern Europe at Volotea said, “We announce with great enthusiasm the launch of these two new routes to Puglia and Calabria, further strengthening the tourist axis between Northern and Southern Italy. The travel options we offer at Linate airport therefore increase: the two new flights, in fact, join the ones recently announced to Catania, Lampedusa, and Pantelleria.
Rebasti added, “For the next summer months, we aim to offer our passengers new flight opportunities, reconfirming our commitment to restarting the tourism sector, so strongly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The two new routes are confirmation of an excellent collaboration established with SEA and which we hope will further develop in the future.”
Andrea Tucci, VP Aviation Business Development SEA said, “We are extremely happy that Volotea announces further new routes on Milan Linate, thus expanding its commercial offer for the summer period.”
Tucci added, “The opportunity that Volotea seized in winning slots of the summer programming will contribute to the diversification of travel proposals on the city airport of Milan to the full advantage of users, in full compliance with the point-to-point vocation of the airport. Milan Linate airport, among other things, will offer a renewed travel experience this summer, thanks to the completion of the restyling, safe and technologically advanced.”
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