Spain's Volotea has based two Boeing 717-200s at Bordeaux Mérignac airport, marking the launch of its fourth operating base.
The airline will introduce three new routes from the French gateway, serving Munich from 31 May, Florence from 1 June and Olbia from 2 June.
That comes alongside pre-existing seasonal services to Bordeaux from nine other destinations - Lille, Strasbourg, Toulon, Bastia, Ajaccio, Venice, Palermo, Ibiza and Malaga.
Volotea launched operations in April 2012 with flights from Venice Marco Polo airport. Its other two operating bases are Nantes Atlantique airport and Falcone-Borsellino airport in Palermo.
The airline currently operates 10 717s, with plans to grow the fleet to 14 aircraft by the end of the summer season.
Established by Vueling's founders - Carlos Muñoz and Lázaro Ros - Volotea brands itself as "the airline company for European regional capitals". Its headquarters are in Barcelona.
Volotea's summer 2013 route network (Tenerife not shown). Source: Innovata