A Volotea Boeing 717-200 (Photo: Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland (EC-LPM B717 Volotea) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

Last Boeing 717 Operator in Europe Bids Farewell

Low-cost carrier Volotea has announced its plans to phase out its remaining nine Boeing 717-200 aircraft, marking the end of the type operating throughout Europe. The Spanish airline, which is headquartered in Asturias Airport in northern Spain, operated a total of 19 717-200s since the airline began operations. The first one — EC-LPM — arrived in December 2011 but buzzed around the skies first with Midwest Airlines in 2005 as N923ME in an 88-seat configuration. It then joined MexicanaClick, a…