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Fri, 6 July 2018

Volotea Expands Commercial Scope with APG Partnership

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 Emirates.

“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 Volotea.

Volotea currently operates 293 routes from twelve bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille and Athens. These last three were inaugurated earlier this year. Click to enlarge.

Volotea has 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.

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