Volotea presented its results, its ambitions and its new developments for the coming year for its base of Lyon-Saint Exupérywhile announcing four new destinations -Oslo, Naples, Rhodes and Marrakech- for the 2024 summer season
Building on excellent performances since the start of this year, the airline of European regional capitals plans for 2024 the highest capacity in its history at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport with nearly1.1 million seats and 6,300 flights. It will continue to play a central role in 2024 with a total of 40 destinations (eight more than in 2023) from the capital of Gaul and will launch the first four new destinations from April 2024 (and four others will be announced soon):
-Oslo: 27,000 seats offered with 2 flights per week, Mondays and Fridays.
-Naples: 22,000 seats available at 2 weekly frequencies, Thursdays and Sundays.
-Rhodes: 11,000 seats offered with a rotation once a week, on Saturdays.
-Marrakech: 14,000 seats available with 2 frequencies per week, Tuesdays and Saturdays.
In 2024, Lyon will be connected by Volotea to 12 countries (Algeria, Germany, Croatia, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, and a new country announced soon). To support its growth, the company will rely in particular on an additional Airbus A320 aircraft (three aircraft in total based in Lyon). Next year, with the creation of 30 new direct jobs and more than 170 indirect ones, Volotea will represent a total of 100 direct and 550 indirect jobs in Lyon, which positions it as an important player in the Auvergne-Rhône region. Alps.
This year was marked by significant growth for Volotea at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport with 771,000 seats (spectacular increase of 502% compared to 2019 and 65% compared to 2022) offered to 32 destinations. With an average occupancy rate of 99% over the last 5 years, the airline once again demonstrates passengers’ confidence in its services and the growing demand for escape from Lyon residents.
The 2023 summer season (June-August) was just as impressive with 254,000 seats offered (i.e. + 348% compared to 2019 and + 31% compared to 2022) and an average occupancy rate of 92% out of the 1,400 flights operated. Already, the Spanish low cost airline is the second Lyon-Saint Exupéry airline in terms of destinations and seats. And Lyon airport, managed by Vinci Airports, is its third base in Europe in terms of seats.