Transavia, the Air France-KLM group’s low-cost airline, has ordered 20 Boeing 737-800 aircraft,17 firm plus 3 options.
The aircraft will support the rapid growth of Transavia France, and development of Transavia Netherlands.
The delivery of the aircraft will start in January 2016 and will continue through 2018.
"Our low cost activity is expanding rapidly and is a major growth driver for the Group. This order comes within the framework of Perform 2020 and confirms our ambition on the low cost sector on departure from our domestic markets" declared Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM.
"Transavia is an important and growing player in the dynamic low cost market in the Netherlands and France. This new order fuels our objectives to become the leading French low cost carrier and consolidate our leading position in the Netherlands" added Bram Gräber, CEO of Transavia Company.
The aircraft will be configured with 189 seats, the Boeing Sky Interior and powered by CFM International’s latest version of the CFM56-7BE engines. The livery will be the recently presented new Transavia style.
Transavia France and Transavia Netherlands’ fleets are standardised on Boeing 737.
Transavia in figures in 2014
• 45 aircraft, with average age of 9 year
• 6 bases in the Netherlands and France
• 200 routes
• 870 weekly frequencies
• 110 destinations
• 84% load factor
• 10M passengers