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Volotea Resumes Operations from Athens

Airbus 319. Photo source: Volotea

Spanish low-cost carrier Volotea has restarted operations from its base at Athens International Airport, which had remained closed for several months due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The carrier resumed its services from/to Greek destinations in mid- May, following the ease of travel restrictions worldwide.

For the summer of 2021, Volotea will be flying from Athens to a total of 11 destinations in Greece and abroad – namely in Italy, Croatia and France.

Summer flights to the Greek islands

Volotea this summer is offering flights from Athens Airport to four Greek islands: Crete’s Heraklion, Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini.

In addition, Volotea is flying from France and Italy to a total of 12 islands in Greece.

Santorini island, Greece

“We feel very positive about the summer season. With the rates of vaccination improving in Greece, we believe that things will only get better and better,” Volotea Commercial Country Manager for Italy & Southeastern Europe Valeria Rebasti said during a press event on Thursday.

According to Rebasti, Volotea, this year, will offer around 350,000 seats in the Greek market.

The carrier is also conducting flights from Greece to Verona, Venice and Bari in Italy; Lyon, Marseilles and Strasbourg in France and Dubrovnik in Croatia.

Since the start of its operations in Athens in 2015, Volotea has offered a total of 1.3 million seats. For 2022, the airline has already put on sale three more routes: Cagliari, Genoa and Split.

Furthermore, Volotea has substituted its Boeing 717s with two Airbus A319s in Athens, offering more capacity per flight (156 seats vs 125 seats).

In January, Volotea accelerated its fleet change with the early retirement of 14 Boeing 717s and the operation of 40 Airbus aircrafts (20 A319s and 20 A320s).

“A wide range of traveling options is available to passengers, with Volotea’s new fleet that reflects the airline’s commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. We wish to our airline partner safe and full flights and lots of success and we remain firmly committed to support Volotea’s development and growth to the Athenian market,” Athens International Airport Director of Communications and Marketing Ioanna Papadopoulou said during the press event.

Intermodal Air is the General Sales Agent of Volotea in Greece.

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About the Author
Eleftheria has worked for several financial newspapers, magazines and websites during the past 19 years. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked as a radio producer, reporter and presenter for the Greek and English language program of “Athina 9.84 FM”. She also has hands-on experience in the MICE industry.

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