The low-cost airlines Volotea and Eurowings are moving closer together because the two carriers have agreed on an extensive sales partnership. This includes joint ticket sales on around 140 routes.
In future, flight tickets for both carriers can be booked both on the Eurowings website and on that of Volotea. Around 100 routes operated by the Lufthansa subsidiary and 40 by the Spanish competitor are affected. Among the connections are also to be included eight new routes flown by Volotea, connecting German airports such as Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart directly with French and Italian cities. In future, Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes, Florence and Verona will also be served non-stop.
As part of the intended cooperation, Volotea will open eight new routes to/from Germany, connecting Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart directly to its bases in Bordeaux, Lyon, Nantes (all France), Florence and Verona (both Italy). These new routes will be served twice a week and have a capacity of around 60.000 seats.
“Step by step we are strengthening the 'euro' in our Eurowings brand name. Our roots are in Germany, but with this partnership we are consistently expanding our pan-European presence. After developing Eurowings towards Eastern and Northern Europe with recently opened bases in Prague and Stockholm, the next step is to expand our route offer towards Southern Europe. The planned sales cooperation with Volotea will open up numerous new destinations in France and Italy as well as attractive connections within southern Europe for our customers," says Eurowings Managing Director Jens Bischof.
New connections for Germany
New routes from May 26, 2023:
New routes from October 10th and 12th, 2023:
“We are very happy to start our commercial activities in Germany with a strong distribution partner and important player in this country. The strategic agreement with Eurowings is significant and unique as it covers more than 140 routes without overlap and signals potential for a stronger, long-term partnership. With eight new destinations, we can also present our special offer to the German public. Volotea connects important but often underserved medium-sized cities without intermediate stops, making travel easy. With connections from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart to cities like Bordeaux or Florence, we are also responding to new customer requests,” explains Volotea boss Carlos Muñoz.