A Volotea Airbus (Photo: Volotea.com)

From April 8, the tarmac of Paris-CDG airport will see more of the shimmering livery of low-cost carrier Volotea

. The Spanish airline, based in Barcelona, will launch up to four flights a week linking the French capital to Verona in Italy. Verona is an important base for Volotea, which serves some 20 destinations, including ten in Italy. The introductory price for the new route starts at €30 excluding taxes or baggage supplement.

This is in fact the second Italian destination for the company which already serves CDG-Genoa. At CDG, Volotea also offers seasonal flights to Figari in Corsica as well as a daily flight in partnership with Aegean to Athens.

In France, Volotea is present in 20 airports with six bases in Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Strasbourg and Toulouse

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The company has also just obtained traffic rights to Algeria, where it will be ramping up its operations from February. However, it is launching its first flights this December. An aircraft will connect Bordeaux to Algiers every Thursday (two flights from mid-February). At the same time, Volotea is inaugurating the Marseille-Oran route this month with two flights per week.

Marseilles is to become the airline’s hub to and from Algeria. From February, Volotea will launch two weekly flights from Marseille to Annaba, Bejaïa, Constantine, Sétif and Tlemcen. The company will also offer three weekly flights between Lyon and Setif.

All flights will be operated by Airbus A319 or A320 with a single-class cabin.

Luc Citrinot