This article was translated by John R. Bopp

Bilbao Airport, just 9km/6mi north of the city, which we’ve always thought ought to be called Lehendakari Agirre Airport, continues to see passenger and airline numbers rise.

Volotea is a low-cost company based out of Marco Polo Airport in Venice, which we’ve spoken about before, as it has always provided an international connection between Bilbao and its home base.  It also provides connections to three other Spanish cities, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, and Seville.

Well, Volotea has just announced that in addition to Malaga, it’s going to start offering flights from Bilbao to Vienna, Malta, and Palermo.

Media from those three cities have published the news.

Österreich Journal – 7/11/2017 – Austria

 Volotea mit neuer Direktverbindung ab Wien

Bilbao/Wien (vienna airport) – Mit 29. März 2018 nimmt Volotea eine neue Direktverbindung ab Wien auf. Bilbao, die größte Stadt im Baskenland in Spanien, wird im Sommerflugplan 2018 zweimal wöchentlich bedient. Nach Marseille, Nantes und Genua ist Bilbao bereits die vierte Destination, die die spanische Fluglinie ab Wien aufnimmt.

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Giornale di Sicilia – 7/11/2017 – Italia

Volotea, nuove rotte da Palermo: si vola a Lione e Bilbao

PALERMO. Due nuove rotte da Palermo con la compagnia aerea Volotea. Dalla primavera saranno attivi due voli diretti per Lione e Bilbao.

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Times of Malta – 7/11/2017 – Malta

Volotea launches routes to Bilbao, Nice

Volotea will be operating  two new routes – from Malta to Nice and Bilbao for 2018. The flights are already on sale on the airline website and through travel agents. The route to Bilbao, which will become a new base for the airline next year, will start operating once weekly on March 24 and the airline will offer more than 7,300 seats.

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