Volotea (V7, Barcelona El Prat) has been authorised to operate flights between Italy and Algeria and has since announced two new routes to Algiers from Naples Capodichino and Venice Marco Polo.

The Spanish low-cost carrier will launch the routes on November 28 and 29, respectively. Each will be operated 2x weekly. Although both Italian airports already see scheduled services to other North African countries (Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia), these will be their first routes to Algeria. The ch-aviation schedules module shows that Volotea maintains an extensive network between France and Algeria, connecting Bordeaux Mérignac with Algiers, Lyon St. Exupéry with Setif, and Marseilles with Annaba, Bejaia, Constantine, Oran Ahmed Ben Bella, Setif, and Tlemcen. Services from Italy will be, however, its first routes to the capital.

Thus far, only Air Algérie and ITA Airways were authorised to connect Italy and Algeria. The former serves Milan Malpensa and the latter Rome Fiumicino, both exclusively from Algiers.