Carlos Muñoz

CEO, Volotea

Carlos is Founder and CEO of Volotea, since leading its capital raise in 2009. Volotea connects small and medium-sized European cities, with direct flights at very competitive prices. Since its start of operations in 2012, the airline has carried over 55 million passengers across Europe.

Volotea is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and has operational bases in 21 European cities, in France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany. It currently flies to more than 100 cities in 18 countries. Volotea is a 100% Airbus airline, with its fleet composed exclusively of A319s and A320s.

In 2024, the airline will employ over 2,000 people throughout Europe, expects to carry around 11,5-12 million passengers, and plans to operate 450 routes with approximately 80,000 flights and a fleet of 44 aircraft. In terms of financial performance, the company foresees a revenue of €810-830 million, representing a growth of about c., 85-90% compared to 2019, when it had revenue of 441 million euros.

Before launching Volotea, Carlos was also the founder of Vueling Airlines (today one of the largest low-cost airlines in Europe, part of the IAG group) where he served as CEO from 2002 to late 2007, leading the company to a successful flotation in the stock market in 2006. He stepped down from the Board when a merger with a rival was completed in the summer of 2009.

Carlos started his professional career in the family-run company Antonio Muñoz y Cía. (AMC), in citrus and juices.

In 1998, he moved to San Francisco, CA, to work as a consultant for McKinsey&Co, until 2000.

Carlos holds a degree in Business Administration from Madrid’s ICADE (University of Comillas, 1992) majoring in Finance, and an MBA (1998) from the Harvard Business School. He has been married to wife Joy, since 1997, and they have four children, splitting life between Barcelona and San Francisco.