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Following their recent launch, the airline has moved quickly to appoint CarTrawler as their car rental partner.


Volotea, Europe’s newest low cost airline has agreed a multi-year car rental partnership with CarTrawler. Following their recent launch, the airline has moved quickly to appoint CarTrawler as their car rental partner.

Domestic and international passengers travelling to and from nine European countries with Volotea (Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Greece and Portugal) will enjoy the most comprehensive choice of car rental suppliers, rental locations and prices in the world when they book their car rental on

“At Volotea we recognize the importance of delivering our customers the best possible service at the lowest possible price. CarTrawler has an important role to play in helping us to keep our services competitive. They have the scale and expertise required to maximize the revenue potential of car rental for our airline. They understand our passengers’ needs and deliver a product that is tailored to their needs,” said Alfons Claver, Volotea’s Institutional Relations Manager.

Speaking in Dublin today, Joe Farinella, CarTrawler Marketing Manager added;

“Our latest airline partnership with Europe’s newest low fares airline is recognition of our successful delivery of profitable car rental programs in this market and around the world. It further establishes our position as the number one provider of car rental to Europe’s low cost airlines. We are excited about joining Volotea so soon after their launch and we look forward to playing an active role in growing their car rental business.”

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CarTrawler is behind one of the most widely distributed car rental distribution platforms in the world. CarTrawler is not just a car rental booking engine; it is an ancillary revenue driver for the entire travel industry. CarTrawler connects some of the world’s largest airlines, online travel agents and accommodation suppliers with over 879 car rental agents at 30,000 locations in 174 different countries. The booking engine operates in more than 30 languages and quotes in multiple currencies enabling global distribution. By integrating the CarTrawler booking engine into a partner website, they gain the ability to sell car rental in addition to their core product or as a stand-alone service. CarTrawler helps to increase average spend per visit to a partner’s website while preserving the partners brand identity.

CarTrawler is exclusively a B2B supplier, working with partners to deliver tailored solutions that help them to maximize the revenue that they generate from car rental. Innovative sales tools such as the open source Facebook app, open source iPhone app and car rental mapping are all part of the CarTrawler partner package.


CarTrawler is the largest provider of car rental booking systems to the airline industry in the world. Over 200 million airline passengers have access to a comprehensive range of car rental solutions that have been integrated into the website of their airline of choice. Airline partners include Volotea, Vueling, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Fly Dubai, Air India, South African Airways, Finn Air, Malaysian Airlines, Iceland Air, Hawaiian Airlines, Norwegian, Wizz Air and Gulf Air. CarTrawler also work with Datalex and SITA who resell their technology to the airline industry.

CarTrawler also provide car rental sales technology to lodgings (hotels, rented accommodation, and hostels), online travel agents, information websites (media, tourist authorities, and airports), travel and transportation (car rental, rail and ferry websites) and retail travel agents. Clients include American Express, Hostelworld, Villarenters, Octobus Travel, STA Travel, Skyscanner, Travix, Online Republic, The, Via Michelin, Flightnetwork, Travelstart, HolidayExtras, Air Canada Vacations and Flightcentre.


CarTrawler has negotiated global supply deals with industry leading car rental brands and key local suppliers including Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, National, Thrifty, Payless, Alamo, Dollar and SIXT.

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Joe Farinella, CarTrawler Marketing Manager, E:


At Volotea we turn normal into reality: we connect small and medium sized European cities with non-stop direct flights at very competitive prices. We want you to spend more time at your destination and less time on the plane.
We offer many destinations, non-stop flights, budget prices, sensible times, friendly airports, complicity with the local area and simple hospitality. Good service at low cost.
We think on a human level: we don't follow the crowd, we cater for the individual.
To do this, we have gathered a team of first rate investors and professionals with vast experience in the airline industry.


Here are the 55 destinations for Volotea: Ajaccio, Alghero, Alicante, Ancona, Asturias/Oviedo, Bari, Bastia, Biarritz, Bilbao, Bordeaux, Brindisi, Cagliari, Corfu, Genoa, Granada, Grenoble, Heraklion / Crete, Ibiza, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Lampedusa, Lille, Lisbon, Majorca (Palma), Malaga, Menorca (Mahon), Metz-Nancy, Milan, Montpellier, Munich, Mykonos, Nantes, Olbia, Palermo, Perpignan, Porto, Prague, Reggio Calabria, Rhodes, Santander, Santiago de Compostela, Santorini, Seville, Split, Strasbourg, Tenerife South, Thessaloniki, Toulon, Trieste, Valencia, Valladolid, Venezia, Verona, Vigo, Zaragoza
We took off on April 5th, 2012 from Marco Polo airport in Venice our first operative base.


Volotea's fleet consists exclusively of Boeing 717 model aircraft equipped with Rolls-Royce engines.
These aircraft, of 125 seats, provide an excellent operation of the planned routes and offer high reliability and energy efficiency. They also offer a high level of comfort on board, having only 5 seats per row.


Volotea was founded by Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros; the CEO and managing director, respectively, whose first venture together was Vueling Airlines; at present the third budget airline in Europe by passenger volume.
Its management team is made up by professionals with an extensive experience in the aviation sector in Spain and Europe.


Our headquarters are based in Travessera de Gracia 56, 4ª. 08006, Barcelona
Phone: +34 93 11 717 77 Fax: +34 93 222 07 11 E-mail:

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