Volotea, the airline connecting mid- and small-sized European cities, on Thursday celebrated its one millionth passenger to Athens International Airport (AIA), since it began operating in the Greek capital in 2015.
The lucky passenger, Kalliopi Papanastou, who was travelling on the flight from Athens to Heraklion, was greeted at the airport’s main terminal and presented with one year of free flights.
Volotea launched its base at AIA in May 2018.
According to Valeria Rebasti, the airline’s Commecial Country Manager Italy & Southeastern Europe, Volotea has been growing strongly at AIA since it started operations there.
“A few months ago, we celebrated the first anniversary of our base in Athens and now we are celebrating another important achievement,” Rebasti said.
Since the launch of its Athens’ base in May 2018, Volotea has enhanced its offer, adding new destinations and creating 55 local jobs. Two Boeing 717 aircraft are based at Athens airport.
In 2020 Volotea will offer 580,000 seats to 14 destinations in Athens, increasing its capacity by 11 percent: four domestic routes (Santorini, Mykonos, Heraklion and Rhodes), five destinations in Italy (Venice, Bari, Genoa, Verona and Cagliari), two city pairs to Croatia (Dubrovnik and Split) and three to France (Strasbourg, Lyon and Marseille).
Volotea will celebrate its milestome until November 30th with a promotion on its website, offering tickets from 9 euros to all its new destinations in 2020.
The new routes will be operated as follows:
Marseille: From 4th April, 18,000 seats, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Lyon: From 13th April, 18,000 seats, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Split: From 13th April, 15,000 seats, Wednesdays and Sundays.
Cagliari: From 25th May, 11,000 seats, Mondays and Fridays.