Spanish low-cost airline Volotea announced its plans to operate from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Starting from April 2015, the low-cost company, which since 2012 is offering more than 60,000 seats for destinations across Europe and North Africa, will connect the Greek capital with one internal and five international destinations. The airline will launch flights to the island of Santorini in Cyclades and to the Italian cities of Palermo, Pisa, Bari and Venice.
According to Volotea’s official announcement, this development “demonstrates the company’s strong strategic interest in the Greek market, in which it has a continuous presence since 2012, having already carried more than 190,000 passengers. Volotea continues its growth in Greece and begins flights from Athens.” The low-cost company already operates from abroad to other popular Greek destinations, such as the islands of Corfu, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, Samos, Skiathos and Zakynthos, as well as the country’s second largest city, Thessaloniki, in Macedonia.
2015 will be the third consecutive year that Volotea operates in Greece, but the first linking the country’s capital with abroad. Volotea currently interlinks 63 destinations, while its fleet consists exclusively of 125-seater Boeing 717 aircraft.