The French cities of Bordeaux, Marseille and Nantes will be linked to Faro Airport in 2016, marking the start of the operations of Spanish low cost airline Volotea in Portugal.
The airline will be running one to two flights per week (Thursday and Sunday) with tickets starting at €29.99.
The Marseille and Nantes routes will begin on April 3, while planes will only start flying to Bordeaux on June 2. Tickets are already on sale.
“We are very happy to announce the start of our operations in Portugal, where we expect to launch other destinations in the coming years,” said Lázaro Ros, general manager and co-founder of Volotea in a statement.
“We strongly believe in the success of these three routes which will increase the links between Nantes, Marseille and Bordeaux, allowing more and more people to travel with direct and convenient flights between France and Portugal,” he added.
Describing itself as “the European airline for small and mid-sized cities”, Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline that operates “196 routes in 72 regional capitals in 13 countries” (France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Czech Republic, Croatia, Israel, Albania, Moldova, Malta, the UK and now Portugal). The company made its first flight on April 5, 2012, departing from the Venice-Marco Polo Airport in Italy.
The announcement of Volotea’s new routes comes just a week after Faro Airport announced that this winter will be busier than usual, with “new air links, new airlines and more weekly flights” (click here).