Volotea will connect Bilbao with Faro and Gibraltar in summer.

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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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