With 35% of its capacity dedicated to the French market this summer, Volotea offered over the period from June to August 2023 the largest offer in its history in the Hexagone with a 54% increase in the number of its flights compared to summer 2019.
For its summer results in France, its main market, the Spanish low cost airline, specialist in European regional capitals, recorded excellent performances for the summer of 2023. It transported more than 2 million passengers between June and August, i.e. a increase of more than 18% compared to the previous year and 66% compared to the summer season of 2019. Drawing on the extent of its regional network, it served more than 200 destinations in France and abroad. ‘international, a historic offer over this period.
With a occupancy rate of 93% on more than 13,700 flights operated, Volotea has validated the opening of relevant routes that meet the travel needs of the French. Riding in parallel on the good dynamics of the sector this year, the company has expanded its seat offering by 70% compared to 2019, to reach nearly 2.3 million seats available from its 8 French bases (Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse , Strasbourg, Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Tarbes-Lourdes). France now represents nearly 60% of the Spanish airline’s activity. With a network of 246 routes, almost half of which are exclusive, and 61 are domestic, it offers exceptional connectivity across France.
A turning point in the history of Volotea
“Volotea recorded exceptional performances this summer, which mark a turning point in the company’s history. These results are the result of an effective strategy for developing our network, which aims to offer a maximum of connections between poorly connected European regional capitals, at affordable prices. We are more confident than ever in our model and determined to continue our growth“, said Carlos Muñoz, founder and CEO of Volotea.
From January to September, Volotea offered nearly 4.8 million seats available across its entire European network (i.e. + 65% compared to its 2019 capacity). It operated more than 28,600 flights (an increase of 29% compared to 2022 and growth of 47% compared to 2019), with an average load factor of 91% over this entire period.