Airline Volotea, formed by Vueling co-founders Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, announced in a communiqué this Tuesday that it has chosen the Italian city of Palermo as its third European base of operations.
The new installation will be added to existing bases in Nantes and Venice’s Marco Polo airport. Palermo will begin operations in time for the summer aeronautical season, starting on 28 March 2013.
The airline will offer 13 routes From Palermo to domestic and also foreign destinations such as France, Greece and Spain. Muñoz confirms that Palermo provides an excellent service having transported more than 65,000 passengers for Volotea over six months. It is for this reason that the city has been chosen as the new base of operations.
Volotea will acquire two new Boeing 717 airplanes and create more than 50 direct work placements, the company reports.
The creation of the company has directly resulted in 230 work placements over the last six months - flight crew, handling personnel and administrative staff.