July, 10th 2019 – Volotea, the airline connecting mid and small‐sized European cities, has reached this week 1,300 employees, 20% more than the previous year. In 2019 Volotea opened 200 new positions.
Since Volotea started its activity in 2012, it has created 1,300 jobs, including more than 200 in 2019, an increase of 20% of its headcount compared to the previous year. In 2018 Volotea also increased its headcount by more than 200 people.
Approximately 250 people work in Barcelona headquarters, where the executive committee is based and also operations, commercial, strategy, quality or marketing team. Additionally, in Spain, another 110 people work in the two bases that the airline has in Asturias and Bilbao.
Volotea has more than 450 employees in France located in its five bases: Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Marseille and Strasbourg. This represents an increase of 10% over the previous year.
In Italy, Volotea has grown by 30% this year and has more than 400 employees in its five bases: Venice, Verona, Genoa, Palermo and Cagliari, where Volotea has created more than 50 direct jobs with the base opening in May in Cagliari. In 2018, Volotea opened three operational bases in Athens, Bilbao and Marseille, so the main growth last year took place in these three countries.
Finally, in Greece, where Volotea is based in Athens, 50 local jobs have been created. The positions in Volotea’s 13 bases are pilots, crew, handling and administrative services.
“When Volotea started, we were just five people working in a small office in a business center. Seven years later we are more than 1,300 people who make possible this ambitious project with solid growth and make possible for our passengers to have a great travel experience with us. It is the result of a team with large experience in an international environment, which promotes professional growth and consolidates a great project” has stated Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea
Volotea’s multinational headcount includes more than 65 different nationalities. Most of the employees are Spanish, Italian and French.
Volotea, the airline of European mid and small-sized cities, has carried more than 22 millionth passengers since its first flight in 2012 and 6.6 million in 2018.
In 2019, Volotea is opening 41 new routes to serve a lineup of 319 routes, operating flights to more than 80 mid and small-sized European cities in 13 countries: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Malta, Austria, Ireland, Luxembourg and Morocco. The airline expects to carry between 7.5 and 8 million passengers in 2019.
Volotea has currently thirteen bases: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genoa, Bilbao, Marseille and Athens (these last three inaugurated in 2018) and Cagliari, recently inaugurated on May 30th 2019.
Volotea employs over 1,300 people in 2019 capitalizing in its activity growth. This year 200 new positions have been created.
In 2019, Volotea operates its network with 36 aircraft, Boeing 717s and Airbus A319s, after adding six additional aircraft in 2019. Both models are recognized for their comfort and reliability, with Volotea offering reclining seats which are 5% wider than the average in airlines.
The Airbus A319 is the aircraft model selected for its future growth and will allow the company to increase its passenger capacity by 25% to 156 seats and to serve longer routes.
Volotea has been the most punctual low cost airline in Europe in the first quarter of 2019 with 90,4% punctuality rate, according to FlightStats.com
In 2019, Volotea will launch new services and develop new management developments to continue increasing customers’ satisfaction. Volotea achieves an 93,4% recommendation rate among its clients.