Volotea announced yesterday the opening of a new base in Brest, the ninth in France and twentieth in Europe, with planned destinations such as Athens, Barcelona, Faro And Barcelona.
Marking a significant step in Volotea’s continued expansion in France, this initiative is the result of a decade of sustained commitment in Brest. The company thus plans for 2024 the highest capacity in its history atBrest Brittany Airport with nearly 400,000 seats offered (+ 200% vs. 2023), 20 destinations compared to 7 currently and 3 new countries served (Italy, Greece And Portugal). Volotea guarantees a rich and multiple offer for travelers looking for getaways and is now offering 4 new exclusive routes, available from April 2024 and others which will be announced in the coming weeks:
– Athens : Brest residents will be able to discover the heart of ancient Greece through 20,000 seats available twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
– Barcelona : travelers will also be able to enjoy a stay in Barcelona and discover the Catalan capital with its architecture and emblematic buildings. More than 26,000 seats will be offered every Monday and Friday.
– Faro : its historical monuments, its traditional cuisine and its heavenly beaches with 21,000 seats available on Thursdays and Saturdays.
– Palermo : Finally, travelers from Finistère will be able to fly to Sicily and visit Palermo, a true melting pot of peoples, cultures and ancient traditions. 21,000 seats will be available on Mondays and Fridays.
These new features, already available on the Volotea website and on all distribution channels, particularly illustrate the company’s development in the region and support its status as a leader in connectivity in Brest. To support this growth, the company will base an aircraft there from April 2024 Airbus A320paving the way for around thirty new jobs direct and nearly 170 indirect, highlighting Volotea’s desire to contribute to the economic and social development of the region. At the same time, the company plans to support the city’s cultural influence through a project which will be announced in a few months. “We are very pleased to perpetuate our local presence in Brest through the opening of our 9th base in France and the 20th in Europe since we began our operations in 2012. This is a historic step for our company in France and very symbolic too, since we are celebrating 10 years of presence in Brest. This opening represents the very essence of Volotea: improving the connectivity, attractiveness and dynamism of the territories where we are established and as such, we are very proud of an offer which will be enriched with 13 new routes from next year and 20 in total for the year, the creation of local jobs and the opening of new markets for Breton tourism. I would also like to thank the Brest Bretagne Airport team for their long-standing trust,” commented Carlos Muñoz, founder and CEO of Volotea.
Since its inception in 2013, the airline has transported more than 660,000 passengers to and from Brest. 2023 particularly illustrates the growth of Volotea in the territory with nearly 126,000 seats offered by the end of the year, an increase of more than 95% compared to last year, of which more than 30% are dedicated to routes islanders in Europe. Volotea currently connects the Cité du Ponant to 7 destinations: Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Montpellier, Marseille, Nice and Palma de Mallorca. With an average occupancy rate of 95%, it confirms the opening of relevant routes and the confidence of travelers in the company’s services.