Southampton Airport Welcomes New Airline Volotea

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Southampton Airport Welcomes New Airline Volotea

Volotea will connect Southampton Airport with Majorca twice a week offering 10,000 seats in 2016

Volotea, the airline of small and mid-sized European cities, will start its operation from Southampton next summer 2016, connecting the city to the Balearic Island of Majorca. Flights will be operated 2 times a week (on Wednesday and Sunday) from May 29th 2016 with fares starting from €45.99 one way, tax included (bookings on www.volotea.com) Volotea will offer 10,000 seats from Southampton next 2016.

Volotea starts its operation in UK

Starting in May 2016, Volotea will connect Southampton to Majorca according to this schedule:
• Start of sales: October 13th 2015
• Start of the operation: May 29th 2016
• Frequency: 2 flights per week
• Days of the week: Wednesday and Sunday

Wednesdays

• Departs from Southampton at 19:45 and arrives to Majorca at 23:05
• Departs from Majorca at 17:05 and arrives to Southampton at 18:40

Sundays

• Departs from Southampton at 19:05 and arrives to Majorca at 22:25
• Departs from Majorca at 17:05 and arrives to Southampton at 18:40

“We are glad to announce the start of our operations in Southampton, where we will be taking our passengers to the beautiful island of Majorca. We strongly believe in the success of this route that will allow more and more people to travel with direct and convenient flights with Volotea”, says” - says Lázaro Ros, General Manager and Co-Founder of Volotea.

Majorca is the largest island of the Balearic Islands and welcomes millions of tourists each year. It is ideally placed within the Mediterranean Sea and is a world renowned summer holiday destination due to its sunny weather and vast sandy beaches. There are many fantastic sights to see such as the magnificent Gothic cathedral in the centre of the cultural city of Palma as well as several historical old towns and villages that lie below the peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. The mountain ranges are also becoming increasingly popular with hikers, cyclists and climbers, who are looking for some adventure as well as a beach holiday.

Dave Lees, Managing Director of Southampton Airport, said: “We are delighted to be the first UK airport that Volotea will provide scheduled services to. The flights to Palma are excellent news for people looking for independent holidays, those with second homes in Majorca, and anyone joining yachts or cruise ships in the Mediterranean. We look forward to welcoming Volotea to the United Kingdom in 2016.”

About Volotea : www.volotea.com

Volotea, the European airline for small and mid-sized cities, offers direct flights at attractive fares. Its fleet consists of 19 Boeing 717, known for its comfort and reliability, configured in a single class of 125 seats. The company made its first flight on April 5th 2012, departing from the Venice-Marco Polo airport.
In 2016 Volotea will operate over 38,000 flights in 196 routes on 72 regional capitals and medium European cities, of 13 countries (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Croatia, Israel, Albania and Moldova, Portugal, Malta and United Kingdom).
Since its creation, Volotea has transported more than 6 million passengers in Europe and expects to reach 7 million this year.