Category Archives: Transavia Airlines (Netherlands)

Transavia (Netherlands) unveils its 2022 Sunweb logo jet

Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) has unveiled its 2022 version of its Sunweb Boeing 737-800 logo jet.

The aircraft is named after Transavia retiree Henk Vos who advocated for the relationship with the travel company.

Vos worked for the airline for 45 years.

The aircraft will be deployed on routes from Amsterdam to various Sunweb holiday destinations.

Azores Airlines and Transavia combine flights to the Azores

Azores Airlines made this announcement:

From now on, it is possible to combine Transavia and Azores Airlines flights, which makes it easier for passengers to discover several islands in the Azores.

With the interline virtual agreement, Transavia passengers can, in addition to direct flights from Amsterdam to Ponta Delgada, choose one of many Azores Airlines flights to the Azores, via Porto, Lisbon, and Funchal. Azores Airlines passengers can do the same by using Transavia flights to Europe. This is made possible by introducing Transavia Smart Connect, together with Dohop, the digital interline platform provider.

Smart Connect knows how to link different flights smartly. The user-friendly platform offers passengers more convenience in searching for combined flights and allows them to discover even more beautiful islands of the Azores. The partnership with Azores Airlines is the first collaboration using Transavia Smart Connect.

To offer this service, Azores Airlines and Transavia work with Dohop. Dohop is an Icelandic company specialized in virtual interlining technology. Dohop helps airlines with the technology and the necessary platform. In addition, Dohop is responsible for the connection service. That means that Dohop will arrange a new flight and possible hotel accommodation for passengers who do not make it to their flight due to circumstances such as a delay or cancellation.

From now on, it is possible to combine Transavia and Azores Airlines flights, which makes it easier for passengers to discover several islands in the Azores.

With the interline virtual agreement, Transavia passengers can, in addition to direct flights from Amsterdam to Ponta Delgada, choose one of many Azores Airlines flights to the Azores, via Porto, Lisbon, and Funchal. Azores Airlines passengers can do the same by using Transavia flights to Europe. This is made possible by introducing Transavia Smart Connect, together with Dohop, the digital interline platform provider.

Smart Connect knows how to link different flights smartly. The user-friendly platform offers passengers more convenience in searching for combined flights and allows them to discover even more beautiful islands of the Azores. The partnership with Azores Airlines is the first collaboration using Transavia Smart Connect.

To offer this service, Azores Airlines and Transavia work with Dohop. Dohop is an Icelandic company specialized in virtual interlining technology. Dohop helps airlines with the technology and the necessary platform. In addition, Dohop is responsible for the connection service. That means that Dohop will arrange a new flight and possible hotel accommodation for passengers who do not make it to their flight due to circumstances such as a delay or cancellation.

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Air France-KLM orders 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

Another blow to Boeing. Air France-KLM issued this statement:

On December 16, 2021, the Air France-KLM Board of Directors made the decision to move forward on the Group’s goal to improve its economic and environmental performance through the introduction of next generation aircraft. In doing so, the Group also demonstrated its ability to leverage purchasing synergies.

1. Firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft – with purchase rights for 60 additional aircraft, to renew the fleets of KLM and Transavia Netherlands, and to renew and expand the fleet of Transavia France.

The order covers Airbus A320neo and Airbus A321neo aircraft. The first deliveries are expected in the second half of 2023.

Benefiting from the latest technological innovations, the A320neo family aircraft offer the best performance in their category for the network needs of the Group’s airlines. Compared to previous generation aircraft, they offer a unit cost reduction of more than 10%, as well as a 15% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Their noise footprint is also 50% lower.

Fleet renewal is the first lever to cut CO2 emissions, with immediate effect. Alongside the use of sustainable aviation fuels and eco-piloting, it is one of the pillars of the Group’s decarbonization trajectory, which aims for net zero emissions by 2050, and -50% CO2 emissions per passenger/km by 2030, i.e. -15% in absolute terms.

These aircraft will operate medium-haul routes in Europe, notably from Amsterdam-Schiphol – KLM’s global hub and Transavia Netherlands’ main base, and from Paris-Orly, Transavia France’s main base.

Details of the cabin configuration will be announced at a later date.

2. Signature of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of 4 Airbus A350F Full Freighter aircraft – with purchase rights for 4 additional aircraft, to increase cargo capacity at Air France.

In the context of a steady and sustainable growth of demand for air cargo, this order would increase Air France-KLM’s cargo capacity.

Air France-KLM would be among the launch operators of the A350F Full Freighter.

This order would come with full substitution rights to Airbus A350 passenger aircraft, which constitute the new spearhead of the Air France long-haul fleet. The airline currently operates 12 of the 38 aircraft of the type on order.

Benjamin Smith, CEO of the Air France-KLM Group, said: These evolutionary orders will position our Group airlines on the path to improved performance while accelerating our decarbonization trajectory. This is a major step forward for KLM, Transavia and Air France, which will operate the best aircraft available for their network needs. The outstanding performances of the A320neo family and of the A350F Full-Freighter, which are quieter, more fuel-efficient and more cost-effective aircraft, make them the best choices for the long-term growth of our fleet. They will be instrumental in reaching our ambitious targets, including zero net CO2 emissions by 2050.”

As of December 15, 2021, Air France-KLM operated a fleet of 502 aircraft to over 300 destinations worldwide.

Transavia to operate the Rotterdam – Bergamo route

Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) Boeing 737-8K2 WL PH-HSW (msn 37160) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 955151.

Milan Bergamo Airport has announced the new connection with Rotterdam-The Hague, operated by Transavia with the start of the 2022 summer program. This is the third new airline to be landed in recent months in BGY.

Top Copyright Photo: Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) Boeing 737-8K2 WL PH-HSW (msn 37160) PMI (Ton Jochems). Image: 955151.

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Air France-KLM loses 1.7 billion euros ($2.05 billion) in 2020

Air France-KLM Group issued this financial statement:

The COVID-19 crisis severely impacted the Full Year 2020 results:

 Revenue at 11.1 billion euros, down 59% compared to last year

 EBITDA loss at -1.7 billion euros, limited due to cost control

 Group net employee cost down 35% in 2020 compared to last year, supported by staff reductions, state support mechanisms and activity related wages. Average number of FTEs (Full Time Equivalent) in December 2020 decreased by 8,700 compared to December 2019

 Operating result at –4.5 billion euros, down 5.7 billion euros compared to last year

 Net income at -7.1 billion euros, including restructuring provision at -822 million euros, overhedging at -595 million euros and fleet impairment at -672 million euros

 Net debt at 11.0 billion euros, up 4.9 billion compared to end of 2019  At 31 December 2020, the Group has 9.8 billion euros of liquidity and credit lines at disposal

Read the full report.

Transavia to add two new destinations

Transavia (Netherlands) expands its flight schedule with two additional destinations: Alicante in Spain and Porto in Portugal. These destinations will be added from June 10 to destinations that will be flown again from June 4: Spain: Malaga, Greece: Athens and Portugal: Lisbon and Faro.

We will investigate per week whether and which additional destinations and which flights can be added in the near future. All new flights and destinations are published on the website every Wednesday afternoon.

Transavia takes various additional measures to make flying as safe and healthy as possible, such as extra cleaning of the aircraft and the reduction of mutual contact. As of June 4, passengers and crew will be wearing face and mouth protection on all flights, further reducing the already low risk of spreading the coronavirus.

Heraklion, Thessaloniki

The slow start-up of our flights also includes the continuous adjustment of the flight schedule based on recent developments. This requires some of the flexibility of our passengers (restrictions are continuously relaxed or tightened) and also the agility of Transavia. Passengers now hear about two weeks before their flight continues. It is possible that flights may have to be canceled due to changes in the restrictions of a country. For us, this means that we will still cancel the flights that we would operate on June 4-17 from Thessaloniki and Heraklion until June 17. Last weekend it was announced that only flights to Athens may be flown. Depending on the relaxation of the measures, we will check weekly whether flying at both airports is possible again. We strive to provide our passengers with clarity as soon as possible before this summer, as there is more insight into the various country restrictions.

Extension cancellation of other flights until June 17

When choosing the destinations, Transavia looked at the current restrictions and their development in the countries where Transavia flies. Portugal, Greece and Spain offer good prospects for this in the short term. This means that flights to other Transavia destinations have been canceled until June 17. To provide clarity about their flight, all passengers will receive a message about whether or not their flight will be canceled.
Destinations

Hard restrictions in Portugal have been lifted. From June 4, we will start slowly again several flights to and from Faro and Lisbon and from June 10 also to Porto.
Spain currently has a travel advice to make necessary travel only and the country is currently asking travelers to inquire for two weeks upon arrival. Some of our travelers can go to Spain despite these restrictions, for example for family visits, a house or a business reason. The entry ban for “unnecessary travel” applies in Spain until June 15. Transavia wants to offer these passengers the opportunity to travel and therefore start a number of flights to Malaga and Alicante. Based on our experiences, we will see whether we will fly to more destinations in Spain in the coming period.

Greece has an entry ban for the Dutch until 31 May. Additional measures such as quarantine will apply to Greece until 30 June. For these reasons, all Transavia passengers are advised to only undertake necessary journeys. We do fly to Athens because this airport is released for air traffic.

From Transavia on social media:

Throwback to April 1970, when the second Boeing 707 was added to our fleet! The airplane in the photo is named after Dutch Princess Irene. The model who poses in front of the plane, is dressed in the Transavia uniform, which was designed by George Pisa and was worn until 1973.

This is our Peter Pan airplane! The plane is part of Peter Pan Vakantieclub which organizes holidays for children with a chronical disease for 23 years, because they can’t “just” go easily on a holiday.​

Did you know that the name Peter Pan is from the fairytale character Peter Pan who flies to Neverland with children and makes their wishes come true? With these holidays the Peter Pan Vakantieclub tries to create such a place, where it’s not about the disease, but about having fun together.

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Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) cancels all flights until May 6

Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) has made this announcement:

A lot of countries are setting access restrictions because of the coronavirus. This makes it difficult or even impossible to travel in and out of countries. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs advices only to travel abroad if this is necessary. That is why we have decided to cancel all flights from the Netherlands from Monday, March 23 to Wednesday, May 6. If your outbound flight is before May 7, and your return flight is after that date, we will cancel your whole booking. The main booker will receive a message from us via email.

Repatriation 
We still carry out repatriation flights for the ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you are still in a foreign country and want to go home to The Netherlands, register yourself at the platform Special Assistance Abroad.

After May 6
The Dutch government announced new restrictions in the Netherlands on March 23. For now, these have no effect on our flight schedule, but we may also have to cancel flights after May 6. We follow the advice of the World Health Organization and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. If you book a flight that departs after May 6, this flight might be cancelled. In that case you will receive an email. For the value of your booking you will receive a voucher from us, with which you can later book a new ticket.

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Transavia cancels all flights until at least April 5

Transavia Airlines (Netherlands) has made this announcement:

A lot of countries are setting access restrictions because of the corona virus. This makes it difficult or even impossible to travel in and out of countries. That’s why we have decided to cancel all flights from Monday, March 23 to Sunday, April 5, 2020.

We still execute extra flights to bring passengers home.

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