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The agreement covers the airline’s A320 fleet, with Atitech providing base maintenance services that will ensure the highest standards of safety, efficiency, and reliability.

Through this partnership, Volotea strengthens its ties to the Campania region, where it also recently announced expanded operations to include services at Salerno Airport starting this summer.

Barcelona/Naples, May 9th, 2024Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea, and Gianni Lettieri, President and CEO of Atitech, have signed a major contract for Atitech to provide maintenance services to the airline’s fleet.

This agreement unites two leading companies in European civil aviation: Volotea, the airline known for connecting small and medium-sized cities with one of the highest growth rates in Europe, and Atitech, recognized as the largest independent Maintenance and Repair Organization (MRO) in the EMEA market. The airline has a well-established presence across 23 airports in Italy, and it is precisely in Naples that the carrier maintains one of its eight Italian bases, confirming the centrality of the Neapolitan airport in its growth strategies. In Campania, Volotea was also the first airline to announce the start of its operations at Salerno airport, further strengthening its presence in the region.

The partnership is set for five years and specifically targets Volotea’s Airbus A320 fleet.  Atitech’s hangars at Naples Capodichino will dedicate a minimum of two bays to the maintenance activity, which will be carried out in nose-to-tail mode—a continuous chain—throughout the air transport winter season (October 29, 2024, to March 26, 2025).

Under the agreement, Atitech will provide base maintenance services to Volotea on a non-exclusive basis, upholding the highest safety, efficiency, and reliability standards. The scope of activities may include C-type “heavy maintenance,” comprehensive heavy checks, and Aircraft-On-Ground support.

“The solid partnership with companies such as Airbus, GE, and now Atitech is one of the winning elements of our continuous, solid growth,” says Carlos Muñoz, Founder and CEO of Volotea. “We have ambitious goals and aim to consolidate, flight after flight, our activity in the Italian market, which has always been of absolute strategic importance for Volotea. But that’s not all: the agreement we are signing today represents another important building block for our presence in Naples, an area where we will continue to invest and which will remain a focal point for our business in 2024.”

“We are proud to receive further recognition of the quality of our services from a leading growth company like Volotea,” adds Gianni Lettieri, President and CEO. “This agreement strengthens Volotea’s ties with the city of Naples and our country, confirms the quality of Atitech’s industrial project, and unites two significant entities in European civil aviation.


Volotea was founded in 2011 by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros, also previously founders of Vueling. It is one of the fastest-growing independent airlines in Europe in the last decade, increasing its fleet, routes served, and seats offered year-on-year. This year, the airline celebrated a milestone of carrying 60 million passengers throughout its network.

Volotea reaches 110 airports and is based in 21 medium-sized European capitals: Asturias, Athens, Bari (new for 2024), Bilbao, Bordeaux, Brest (new for 2024), Cagliari, Florence, Hamburg, Lille, Lyon, Lourdes, Marseille, Nantes, Naples, Olbia, Palermo, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Venice, and Verona.

This year, Volotea will operate nearly 450 routes (with over half exclusive), offer between 12.5M and 13M seats (+12% to +16% versus 2023), and fly approximately 80,000 flights. The airline operates a fleet of 44 Airbus A319 and A320.

Volotea is working towards achieving a more sustainable future in aviation. The airline is set to achieve its target of reducing direct CO2 emissions per passenger-kilometer by 50% by 2025, five years ahead of the initial schedule. Furthermore, the airline has set a new and even more ambitious goal: to decrease emissions by 58% by 2030. To date, Volotea has launched over 50 sustainability initiatives that have already driven a reduction in carbon footprint per passenger and kilometer by more than 45%. Since 2022, the company has been working on developing emission-free alternative technologies, operating Airbus' internal shuttle service with 34% sustainable aviation fuel and collaborating with manufacturers and the industry so that these fuels (now difficult to access) can be developed and become widespread as soon as possible. 

Volotea, with a projected workforce of approximately 2,060 employees this year, actively boosts connectivity within the territories where it is based while contributing to their economic development and enriching the cultural landscape through impactful sponsorship projects.

Volotea was awarded a four-star rating in 2024 and recognized by Skytrax in its global passenger satisfaction survey as the “Best Low-Cost Airline in Europe” at the 2023 World Airline Awards, referred to by media worldwide as “the Oscars of the aviation industry.” The airline adds this accolade to its growing list of achievements, which includes consecutive wins for "Europe’s Leading Low-Cost Airline" at the World Travel Awards in 2021, 2022, and 2024.

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Atitech is the largest independent MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) in the EMEA (Europe- Middle East-Africa) market. On its two bases in Naples Capodichino and Rome Fiumicino. The company provides highly qualified basic maintenance services (line, light, heavy, shop repairs, training,), engineering design. With a total of 9 hangars, Atitech boasts a customer base of more than 100 companies including airlines, institutional and government agencies. In addition, on 32 peripheral airports, Atitech offers its own scheduled maintenance service: 21 in Italy and 11 abroad. It has been led by President and CEO Gianni Lettieri since 2009.

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