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Volotea add Palermo base

by Matt Falcus

Volotea 500000 passengersVolotea, the new Spanish low-cost carrier, has announced its third base will be Palermo in Italy.

The new base will commence from March 2013, and will see two Boeing 717 aircraft based there. There will also be 13 new routes added from the airport – both domestic and international. These include:

Ancona
Bordeaux
Florence
Genoa
Ibiza
Nantes
Naples
Olbia
Palma de Mallorca
Santorini
Trieste
Venice
Verona

In the airline’s first year of operations, it has carried over half a million passengers and create 230 jobs; it will create a further 50 with its new base in Palermo.

Speaking in Palermo, Carlos Munoz, founder and CEO of Volotea, said:
“The decision to open our third European base could only lie with Palermo, a city in which we believed and invested a lot since the beginning of our operations.

“Palermo has given us excellent results right from the start, as evidenced by the more than 65,000 passengers in the airport in just six months of activity, which has contributed to its status as one of the most popular of our extensive network.”

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