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The new line will operate twice a week on Mondays and Fridays.

Volotea announces a new Marseille-Barcelona line

Volotea is the 2nd airline departing from Marseille in terms of destinations with 20 connections in total. Volotea is launching today a new line to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat airport from Marseille-Provence airport for departures from July 1, 2022.
From July 1, 2022, Volotea will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, the Marseille – Barcelona line. This link to Barcelona adds to the five existing lines to Spain, departing from Marseille: Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife South.
Volotea is the 2nd airline departing from Marseille-Provence airport in terms of destinations served with 20 routes offered to France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Algeria.
Tickets are on sale in France, on the Volotea website: and on all distribution channels. In Algeria, customers will be able to book their flights in travel agencies.
In 2022, Volotea foresees historic development in Europe and France will now represent 50% of the company’s activity, with a forecast of more than 5 million seats, i.e. more than 54% vs 2019. The airline, which celebrates this 10 years of presence in France, opened a new base in Lille on April 1, 2022. Volotea intends to play a major role in the economic and social development of the territories, in particular by creating jobs in the regions where it operates with more than 200 new indirect local jobs, and a total of more than 600 Volotea employees, in France, in 2022.

“We are very pleased to announce the launch of a sixth Spanish destination from Marseille-Provence airport, which is a very important base for Volotea. Barcelona is a very popular destination which I am sure will be very well received by our Marseille passengers. Little more, the days of operation lend themselves perfectly to long weekends”, says Céline Lacroix, Head of International Development at Volotea.


Volotea was founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, founders of Vueling. Volotea is one of the fastest growing independent airlines in Europe. Each year, the company increases the number of aircraft in its fleet, routes served and seats available. In 2022, Volotea will have transported more than 40 million passengers across Europe since its creation.
Volotea has bases in 17 European capitals: Asturias, Athens, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Hamburg, Lille (in April 2022), Lyon (in 2021), Marseille, Nantes, Olbia, Naples, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice and Verona. Volotea serves more than 100 cities in 16 countries, with new developments in 2022 such as Denmark, which will start operations in May from Italy, and Algeria, which was launched last December from France.
The airline will operate a fleet of 41 aircraft in 2022, up from 36 in summer 2019. To meet strong demand in European mid-size city markets, Volotea plans to offer 11 million seats in 2022, or 40% more than in 2019, when the company put 8 million tickets on sale and increased its workforce in all markets. As of June 2021, Volotea had over 1,400 employees and by 2022 the company plans to employ over 1,600 people across Europe.
Volotea became a fully-fledged Airbus carrier in 2021. The airline, which had planned the standardization of its fleet for 2023, accelerated this transformation in order to improve its cost base in the next two or three years as well as its network thanks to more efficient devices with greater capacity and flight autonomy.
This year, the airline will begin introducing sustainable fuels to its aircraft and will work with manufacturers and industry to ensure that these currently difficult-to-access fuels can be developed and made available as quickly as possible. Since the start of its operations in 2012, Volotea has implemented nearly 50 initiatives to reduce the fuel consumption of its aircraft, which, together with the change of its fleet to Airbus, has reduced its costs by more than 41%. emissions per passenger and per km. Since 2021, Volotea has offset 5% of its total CO2 emissions and plans to offset 25% of its emissions in 2025.
Volotea has won Europe’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the 2021 World Travel Awards, the industry’s most prestigious award recognizing excellence in the travel and tourism industry worldwide.

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