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Volotea launches direct flights from London Gatwick to Brest, France


Volotea launches a new route from London Gatwick to Brest, enhancing its network with affordable travel and cultural exploration opportunities.

BARCELONA / LONDON – Volotea is launching its second regular route to the United Kingdom. Beginning on November 7th, the airline will offer direct flights between London Gatwick and Brest, its 9th operating base in France. This new route provides travelers with a convenient and affordable option to explore the picturesque Brittany region of France.

With over a decade of experience in the aviation industry, Volotea has firmly established itself as a leading airline, successfully transporting over 60 million passengers to date. The carrier’s newest route between the UK and France further expands its extensive network, operating approximately 450 routes across more than 100 airports. The Barcelona-based airline, which now includes Brest as its 9th base in France and 20th operating base in its network, will offer approximately 12,000 seats on the route for the 2024 winter period, with plans to extend this offer into the summer of 2025. The connection, operating with a frequency of two flights per week on Thursdays and Sundays, allows passengers traveling from London Gatwick to conveniently explore Brest’s rich maritime history and vibrant cultural scene over a long weekend.

Situated on the scenic coast of Brittany, Brest is renowned for its rich seafaring heritage and captivating attractions. The city features a stunning natural harbor, historic fortifications, and the renowned Océanopolis aquarium. Visitors can explore Brest Castle, which dates back to Roman times, and stroll through its vibrant waterfront area. With its blend of historical significance and contemporary charm, Brest offers a unique destination that caters to all travelers.

Gabriel Schmilovich, Chief Strategy Officer at Volotea said, “At Volotea, we are committed to expanding our network to offer our passengers more convenient and affordable travel options. After opening our Strasbourg route last year, we are proud to announce our second connection from the UK to France, linking London Gatwick with the vibrant city of Brest. This new route reflects our dedication to growing our presence in the UK market, with close to 39,000 seats on offer from London Gatwick this year. We thank London Gatwick for their continued support and partnership. We are confident this addition will enhance the travel experience for our passengers travelling from the UK capital and pave the way for even more connections in the future.”

 Jennifer Newman, Airline Relations Manager, London Gatwick said: “We are delighted to see Volotea’s expansion at London Gatwick. Passengers across London and the South East can already benefit from Volotea’s fantastic connection to Strasbourg, and the new route to the historic city of Brest will be a welcome addition. Brest adds to the breadth of destinations already offered from London Gatwick, giving passengers another great option for travel.”

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.