Genoa points to Madrid, Mykonos and Lampedusa: here are the new Volotea routes

Today and tomorrow super discount rates ranging from 9 euros

Genova. Madrid, but also Mykonos and Lampedusa, as well as an increase in the flight to Palermo, which goes hand in hand with the problems experienced by Ryanair.

Volotea, the airline based in Genoa, launches a new offensive bringing 16 targets that can be reached by Cristoforo Colombo where it is the first for a number of linked destinations. Eight in Italy: Alghero, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Lampedusa (new 2018), Naples, Olbia, Palermo. And eight abroad: Ibiza, Madrid (new 2018), Menorca and Palma de Mallorca in Spain, Vienna in Austria, in addition to Athens, Mykonos (new 2018) and Santorini in Greece.

“Madrid will become operational from 30 March with two weekly frequencies next year – says Valeria Rebasti volotea country manager – and will be operated twice a week. It is a very important flight because it will allow the Genoese to go on holiday in Spain and visit the magnificent capital, on the other hand it will increase the incoming traffic, bringing the Spaniards to know Genoa and Liguria. ”

The other two routes are Lampedusa (26 May a weekly rate) and Mykonos (available from May 29th once a week), while Palermo departures will increase. “From two times a week we go to four,” explains Rebasti, “allowing those who go to Sicily and vice versa to travel throughout the winter.”

Meanwhile, Volotea successfully celebrates Genoa’s first summer, which has led to a 73% increase in passenger numbers over 120,000. “Since the beginning of the business (2012) to today,” Rebasti continues, “we have transported about 750,000 passengers and for next year we have more than 400,000 seats available for sale.”

“Volotea’s new development, announced today by Volotea, adds new important elements to the development project of our airport,” commented President Paolo Odone. “Volotea’s development demonstrates the potential for growth in our territory, and thanks to this company we are keen to be the Mediterranean access gate for Northern European tourists. ”

For the launch of the new routes, a promotion has also been conceived to allow new flights to be purchased for a few days at special rates (starting at 9 euros).