This new route will be operated from May 27 with two flights per week and an offer of 12,000 seats.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of this new international route at Athens Airport,” said Valeria Rebasti, country manager Italy & Southeastern Europe of Volotea.
The announcement follows the company’s commitment to continue expanding the range of destinations that can be reached from the Greek capital during the summer months, which thus rises to 14: Bilbao and Bordeaux (new routes for 2022), Lyon, Marseille, Nantes (new this year), Strasbourg, Bari, Turin, Venice, Verona, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini and Dubrovnik.
“Increasing our range of destinations will allow us to support the relaunch of the tourism sector, which has been suffering a lot in the last few years of the pandemic,” Rebasti said.
The airline will offer more than 560,000 seats (vs 182,000 seats offered in 2021) from Athens airport. In terms of flights, the airline expects to operate more than 3,600 flights vs 1,162 operated last year.
Overall, in 2022 Volotea will offer a total of 11 million seats, a growth of around 40 percent compared to 2019, when the carrier put on sale 8 million tickets.
The airline expects to transport between 9 and 9,5 million passengers in 2022, 32 percent more than the ones carried in 2019 when the airline reached its annual record of 7,6 million passengers.
Furthermore, in the coming months, Volotea is launching around 45 new routes in Europe, adding two new bases to its network (one of which has been recently announced: Lille in France) and operating around 70,000 flights compared to the 40,500 operated in 2021 and the 58,000 operated in 2019.
Intermodal Air is the General Sales Agent of Volotea in Greece.