Thanks to a 60% increase in the 2018-19 winter schedule on departure from Nantes and the launch of a new route to Tel Aviv, the Air France-KLM group’s low-cost company Transavia is further increasing its capacity for summer 2019. The arrival of 2 new aircraft at its Nantes base will exceptionally boost capacity by 70% compared with summer 2018. This increased capacity is in addition to the launch of 5 new routes, and the extension of the Nantes-Tel Aviv route launched this winter. Next summer, Transavia will have 5 aircraft based in Nantes and a two-fold increase in capacity in 2 years.
5 new routes and the Nantes-Tel Aviv service extended for summer 2019
In summer 2019, Transavia will base two additional aircraft in Nantes and will offer its Nantes customers the opportunity to fly to 5 new destinations -
• Budapest: 2 weekly flights, as from 7 April 2019.
• Copenhagen: 2 weekly flights, as from 7 April 2019.
• Santorini: 2 weekly flights, as from 6 April 2019.
• Palermo: 2 weekly flights, as from 5 April 2019.
• Mykonos: 1 weekly flight, as from 5 April 2019.
• Tel Aviv (extension of the winter schedule): 2 weekly flights.
• Service to Marrakech will also be increased from 7 to 10 weekly frequencies.
During summer 2019, Transavia will serve a total of 24 destinations in 12 different countries, with 80 weekly flights on departure from Nantes. To support this buoyant growth, Transavia will step up hiring with the recruitment of some one hundred new staff at the Nantes base in summer 2019.
Transavia, the Air France-KLM group’s low-cost company, operates over 119 routes on departure from France (Orly, Nantes and Lyon) and the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Groningen) to European and Mediterranean destinations. With more than 14.8 million passengers carried in 2018, Transavia is currently the leading low-cost airline operating out of Orly and the second for Paris overall (Beauvais, Roissy, Orly). To best meet its customers’ expectations, Transavia is committed to delivering a high-quality service and ensuring good contact with its cabin crews. It’s a choice that earned it recognition as the Best European low-cost airline in 2017 for the second consecutive year from the website Flight Report and the award of the 2018 Best Brand label in the Transport category from Capital magazine.