Verona, 14 May 2013 - Volotea, the airline connecting medium and small-sized cities to Verona, broke the tape of 20,000 passengers from the start of operations. Delighted by the performance of the routes, the low-cost company reconfirms the investment on Catullo airport, increasing the routes frequency to Palermo and Bari during high-season and announcing the flight-schedule for November and December. Moreover in September 60,000 passengers are estimated to transit to and from Verona.
"We are very happy to be in operation with two routes from Catullo - says Valeria Rebasti, Volotea Commercial Country Manager for Italy - and we are fully satisfied with the results obtained until now. Breaking the tape of 20,000 passengers, fills us with satisfaction and rewards our strategy of connecting medium and small-sized cities, like Verona, Palermo and Bari "
Verona airport plays a very important role in the business strategies of the carrier, being the ideal point of arrival for those who, in addition to Veronese, want to organize short breaks or holidays to explore Garda Lake, Trentino-Alto Adige region, Brescia and Mantua and North Emilia.
"Verona airport strongly believes in the partnership with Volotea, a young and strong company on the market – highlighted Carmine Bassetti, General Director at Catullo Spa, the managing company of Verona and Brescia airports - The airport made big investments with this airline to deliver new flights to Bari and Palermo. This is rewarding our strategy of strong and progressive development, with fill factors continually growing. In the present critical situation of the overall market at national and international level, Catullo is working hard to impact the results and the start of new routes and the increased frequency of the existing ones are a very positive signal. "
"In addition to offering travelers living in Veneto a wide choice of flights - Rebasti continues - with our offer, we'd like to increase the passengers from South Italy to reach Verona and the surrounding areas, thus contributing to enhancing the Veneto tourism and strengthening the local economy. Since the start of the first flights from Verona, about 60% of transported passengers were incoming travelers, ie they landed in Catullo. "
The first flight to Bari took off from Verona on 20 December 2012. This route includes four flights on a weekly basis and is operated exclusively by Volotea. To meet the growing demand both by passengers from Veneto and Puglia, Volotea announced to increase flights in order to offer a daily flight, that is scheduled from June 24 until September 30.
A little earlier than two months ago, exactly on 27 March, it has been inaugurated the second route operated by Volotea to connect Verona to Palermo. The connection, with all the necessary elements to make travelers heart and wallet happy, provides four flights on a weekly basis. During the summer, from 21 June to 8 September, the route will take on a daily basis, offering a wider choice during peak traffic periods.
The flights frequency is expected to grow substantially not only during the summer season, when the schedule will be increased, but also during the first part of winter. Volotea just today announced the flight schedule operated from Verona to Southern Italy during pre-Christmas months. In November, you can take off from Catullo to Bari 4 times a week and 6 times a week in December. It has been announced three flights a week in November, and 7 for the entire month of December to Palermo. All winter routes can be purchased from Friday, 17 May through traditional sales channels of the low-cost company.
All tickets with departure from Verona are available on the site www.volotea.com, or by contacting the airline call center 895 895 4404 or at travel agencies.
VOLOTEA is the new low-cost airline, reliable, punctual and comfortable to connect medium and small-sized cities, often without direct and cheap flights. Volotea offers flights at low-cost rates, ensuring a pleasant travel experience, with friendly staff, assigned seats and the comfort of a spacious aircraft such as the Boeing 717 configured with only 5 seats per row (2+3). Volotea is present in 19 Italian airports: Alghero, Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Cagliari, Catania, Crotone, Florence, Genoa, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Pantelleria, Reggio Calabria, Trieste, Verona and Venice. Its operational bases in Europe are at the airports "Marco Polo" in Venice, "Falcone Borsellino" in Palermo, "Nantes Atlantique" in Nantes and "Merignac" in Bordeaux. Tickets can be purchased on the website (www.volotea.com), calling the call center on 895 895 4404 or at travel agencies. Particular attention is devoted to serve the passengers at all stages of the journey, both on land and on board.