Volotea will connect Bilbao with Faro and Gibraltar in summer.

Volotea announced Thursday the launch of two new routes that will connect this summer Bilbao with Faro (Portugal) and Gibraltar. The two new connections will have a frequency of two days per week each: Tuesday and Friday.

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The connection to Gibraltar will start on July 2 offering about 8,200 seats and will be operated with Airbus A319 aircraft. Volotea will be the only airline to connect Gibraltar with a city in Spain.

The route between Bilbao and Faro will also start operations on July 2, offering about 8,200 seats.

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With these two new connections, Volotea will add a total of 12 routes from Bilbao airport.

For the entire season from June to October, Volotea will offer from Bilbao airport a total of 278,000 seats on 1,869 flights and 12 routes (Alicante, Castellón, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Venice, Porto, Faro and Gibraltar), representing a +118% increase in capacity and +84% in number of flights compared to 2020.

“We want to continue connecting small and medium-sized cities with great flexibility and do so with maximum safety. These new routes demonstrate our commitment to Bilbao, a key market in our growth plans,” commented Carlos Muñoz Beraza, Founder and CEO of Volotea.

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