APG has signed an agreement with Volotea to
extend its commercial presence in 23 countries where the European
airline is not currently present.
The countries include: Albania, Algeria,
Chad, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malta,
Mexico, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,
South Korea, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Arab
“Volotea is pleased to apply to APG GET
(Global Extended Territories) 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,’’ said Pierfrancesco Carino, Chief Sales Officer of
carried 18 million passengers since its first flight in 2012, and
over 4.8 million in 2017 alone. In 2018, the airline opened 58
new routes to serve a total 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 were
inaugurated earlier this year.
The airline 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.
“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.