Volotea has inaugurated its 13th base in Cagliari
Volotea has inaugurated its 13th base in Cagliari, the 5th in Italy. The airline bases two Airbus A319 in the Italian airport to allow a significant increase in routes and frequencies.
Main representatives of Sardinian regional government, Cagliari’s chamber of commerce, SOGAER and Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea attended the event, consisting in an inaugural flight around Sardinia for 120 representatives of regional institutions and local media.
Since Volotea started operations in Cagliari in 2012, Volotea has carried over 750,000 passengers, increasing its number of customers’ year-on-year. In 2018, the airline has carried 270,000 passengers from Cagliari, up by 66% in comparison to the previous year and achieving an average 94% seat load.
For 2019, Volotea will offer 414,000 seats, increasing its capacity by 44%.
“We are happy to launch our fifth Italian base in Cagliari, a city with a strategic role in our development plans– Carlos Muñoz stated. Thanks to the opening of the base, we will further strengthen the connectivity of Sardinia: After the announcement of five new routes for this summer, we are working to offer to all Sardinians the possibility to fly even more easily during all year. In our continued effort to support local economy, we have also created in Cagliari 50 new jobs with this base opening”.
“Today we collect the results of a partnership born in 2012, that has brought important results in traffic and passengers from the very beginning” SOGAER Presidente, Gabor Pinna stated. Through these years a consolidated and collaboration has been buit with Volotea in order to offer a rational and well-defined bunch of attractive destinations to meet market demands. Volotea believed in Cagliari airport and SOGAER has trusted Volotea’s business case. This base inauguration is the natural evolution of this partnership and allows a positive look to the future. In this environment of mutual trust and collaboration, we are heading to a particularly strong holiday season. And we hope that following months will allow our joint objective of growing and to offer our passengers the wide offer they deserve and request”.
Volotea also operates in Olbia’s Airport, transporting in 206,000 passengers in 2018 and in Alghero, where last year has transported 51.000 passengers. Since 2012 Volotea has transported in Sardinia more than 1,6 million of passengers. With the launch of Cagliari’s base Volotea will offer in Sardinia more than 700,000 seats and 26 international and national routes to connect the Italian island with different destinations.
In first quarter of 2019, Volotea achieves in Cagliari Airport a 92.54% recommendation rate among its client, and a punctuality rate of 85.4%. Volotea has been the most punctual low cost airline in Europe, according to FlightStats.com.