Volotea, the airline of European mid and small-sized cities, and APG have signed an agreement for Volotea to extend its commercial presence in 23 countries.
This will allow Volotea to rely on APG services and teams to prospect customers in countries where the airline is not currently present.
Volotea appointed APG to be represented in 23 countries, applying the APG GET programme (Global Extended Territories): Albania, Algeria, Chad, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates.
"Volotea is pleased to apply to APG GET program, expanding its commercial scope in new territories around the World. Thanks to this program, Volotea is going to capitalize the local knowledge of APG teams in each of the 23 selected countries promoting Volotea routes among leisure and business clients" stated Pierfrancesco Carino, Chief Sales Officer of Volotea.
“APG is delighted and honored to have signed the APG GET agreement with such a successful and innovative airline as Volotea. I am confident that our APG professional’s worldwide team will ensure the success of Volotea in those new markets”, said Sandrine de Saint Sauveur, CEO and President’s APG.
Volotea has carried 18 million passengers since its first flight in 2012, and over 4.8 million in 2017 alone.
In 2018, Volotea has opened 58 new routes to serve a lineup of 293 routes, operating flights to 78 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic, Albania, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland and Luxembourg. The airline expects to carry between 5.7 and 6 million passengers in 2018.
Volotea currently operates from twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille and Athens. These last three have been inaugurated recently in 2018.
Volotea currently employs 875 people, and plans on creating 250 new jobs in 2018 to capitalize on its growth in activity.
In 2018, Volotea operates its network with 32 aircraft, Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, and Volotea offers reclining seats 5% wider than the average on other airlines.
The Airbus A319 is the aircraft model selected for Volotea’s future growth, allowing the company to increase its passenger capacity by 20% up to 150 seats, as well as serving longer routes.
The airline has been selected by TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2017 as the best airline based in France, Italy and Spain in the “Europe Regional and Low Cost” category.