The Spanish lowcost airline Volotea will launch flight connections from Vienna Airport to Marseille and Nantes starting with summer schedule 2017. The airline will offer two weekly flights to both cities in France. As of summer 2017, ten French destinations will be directly accessible from Vienna.
“More than 807,000 passengers already flew from Vienna to France in the period January to September 2016, comprising a 4.4% rise in passenger volume. On the basis of the new flights offered by Volotea, we expect further growth in passenger traffic to this region in the coming year,” said Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.
The new flight connection to Nantes starts in April 2017, and will be served on Mondays and Fridays deploying an Airbus A319. The flights to Marseille will commence on April 2017, featuring a Boeing 717 flying to the city on Thursdays and Sundays. Nantes, located in the Region Pays de la Loire, is one of France’s most dynamic centers for culture and art. Numerous former factories and warehouses have been turned into cultural meeting places. Marseille, with 855,393 inhabitants, is the second largest city in France, offering visitors a rich cultural heritage and a history dating back 2,600 years. Marseille is the oldest city in France, but has maintained its authentic village character over the centuries.
Volotea S.L. is a Spanish low-cost airline based in Barcelona, and currently operates nine hubs located in France, Italy and Spain (Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Asturias, Strasbourg, Venice, Verona, Palermo and Genoa). At the present time it boasts a fleet of 23 aircraft (4 Airbus 319, 19 Boeing 717 jets). Volotea serves various destinations in the Northern Mediterranean area and Central Europe from its flight hubs. In 2017 the company will operate 240 to 250 routes, connecting 79 French and European cities in 15 countries, namely France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Croatia, Israel, Albania, Moldova, Portugal, Malta, Great Britain, Austria and Ireland. Since it was established in April 2012, Volotea has transported more than nine million passengers throughout Europe, including 3.4 million in 2016 alone.