Showing posts with label Transavia. Show all posts
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21 March, 2024

Transavia to lease two new Airbus A321-200neo jets

Global leasing giant, Air Lease Corporation has confirmed this week it has agreed with Transavia on a long lease deal for two new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft.  

Photo Airbus

The jets are scheduled to arrive in late 2025 and early 2026 and these two new Airbus A321-200neos join seven A321-200neos ALC has leased to Transavia. The first ALC A321neo aircraft was delivered to Transavia in December 2023 and was the first A321-200neo to join the Dutch carrier’s fleet.

“ALC is pleased to announce this transaction for two additional Airbus A321neo aircraft with Transavia,” said Steven F. Udvar-Hรกzy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “Our nine A321-200neo aircraft will offer significant enhancements and efficiency to the airline’s fleet operations, as demonstrated by the first ALC A321neo that delivered to Transavia last year.”

In addition to the nine Airbus A321-200neo aircraft, ALC has ten Boeing 737-800s on long-term lease to the Dutch carrier.

Air Lease Corporation is a leading global aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing new commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. 

Transavia is a low-cost airline that for the past 50 years has taken great pleasure in flying passengers to over 110 destinations in Europe and North Africa. Transavia stands for accessibility and affordability: whether you are planning a holiday or a business trip, you will always find a flight that fits your budget. Transavia operates from the Netherlands and France.

11 January, 2024

Transavia France takes delivery of its first A320neo

French low-cost carrier Transavia France, part of the Air France-KLM Group, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, on lease from Avolon, from Airbus manufacturing site in Toulouse. The airline has opted for the Airbus option to have the delivery flight to Paris-Orly powered by a sustainable aviation fuel blend on board.

The new aircraft features 186 seats in a single-class layout. Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, reduced emissions and comfort, the A320neo will be deployed by Transavia France on its services on its domestic network as well as across its European and Mediterranean markets.

The introduction of its first A320neo aircraft marks the beginning of Transavia France' transition to become an all Airbus operator, powered by efficient A320neo Family aircraft. With its reduced fuel burn and emissions, the A320neo will play a key role in advancing the airline Group's sustainable development goals.

By incorporating new generation CFM International LEAP-1A engines and Sharklets, the A320neo brings a 50% noise footprint reduction and 20% fuel savings and CO2 reduction compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft, while improving passenger comfort in a wider single-aisle cabin.

The cabin features Airbus’ Airspace XL bins. The larger bins provide 40% more stowage space compared to conventional bins, for a more relaxed boarding. In addition, USB-C ports are available for passengers at each seat, and the latest lighting system enhances the overall passenger experience.

The A320neo Family is the world’s most popular single aisle having won nearly 9,800 orders from nearly 140 customers in all markets.

Avolon delivers first A320neo to Transavia.

Avolon, a leading global aviation finance company, has completed the delivery of the first A320neo in Transavia France’s fleet, as part of a leasing agreement with the French low-cost subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group.

The delivery was celebrated today at a ceremony at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The new aircraft will support Transavia France’s fleet renewal strategy as it transitions to an all A320neo family fleet, delivering 20% lower fuel burn and CO2 emissions compared to previous-generation Airbus narrowbody aircraft, and 50% noise reduction.

This is Avolon’s first lease agreement with Transavia France, building on the existing relationship with Air France-KLM Group.

Avolon has 105 A320neo family aircraft in its fleet, with a further 287 on order.

The delivery flight is powered by a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend.

Andy Cronin, CEO of Avolon, commented:  “We welcome Transavia France as a new customer and we are delighted to be able to celebrate the delivery of their first A320neo as part of their fleet renewal strategy. Building on our relationship with the Air France-KLM Group, we look forward to supporting this long-term partnership. Avolon begins 2024 with an orderbook of 458 aircraft which will support customers’ replacement and fleet expansion plans into the next decade.”   Avolon is a leading global aviation finance company connecting capital with customers to drive the transformation of aviation and the economic and social benefits of global travel. 

21 December, 2023

Transavia Airlines gets its first Airbus A321neo

Photo  Airbus S.A.S. 2023 - Transavia Airlines first A321neo delivery​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia Airlines,  part of  the Air France-KLM group, has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ Hamburg production facilities taking advantage of Airbus’ option for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on its delivery flight to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. With this new aircraft Transavia becomes a new Airbus operator of the type.

This first A321neo marks the beginning of Transavia Airlines’ transition to an all-Airbus latest-generation fleet. Due to its lower fuel consumption and emissions, the A321neo will play a key role in the airline group’s sustainable development goals.

The newly delivered A321neo for Transavia Airlines seats 232 passengers in a single class layout. The cabin features Airbus’ Airspace XL bins. The larger bins provide a 40% more stowage space than previous ones for a more relaxed boarding experience for passengers and cabin crew. In addition, USB-C ports are available for passengers at every seat, and the latest lighting system enhances the overall passenger experience.

The A321neo is the largest member of the Airbus A320neo Family, offering unmatched range and performance. Equipped with sharklets and powered by new generation CFM International LEAP-1A engines, the A321neo delivers a 50 per cent reduction in noise footprint and 20 per cent reduction in fuel burn and CO₂ emissions compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft.

To date the A321neo has captured more than 5,600 orders received from over 100 customers across the globe.

16 December, 2023

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of First of Seven New Airbus A321-200neo Aircraft to Transavia

Air Lease Corporation announced one new Airbus A321-200neo aircraft delivered to Transavia. This aircraft is the first of seven new Airbus A321s confirmed to deliver to Transavia on long-term lease from ALC’s order book with Airbus and the first A321-200neo to join the Dutch carrier’s fleet.

“ALC is pleased to announce the first of seven A321-200neo aircraft delivered today to our longtime customer, Transavia,” said Grant Levy, Executive Vice President of Air Lease Corporation. “With these new ALC A321neos, Transavia will continue to excel by offering excellent and efficient service at affordable fares to its customers. We are honoured to introduce the A321-200neo to Transavia and look forward to continuing to assist the airline with its single-aisle fleet development for years to come.”

Transavia is a low-cost airline that for the past 50 years has taken great pleasure in flying passengers to over 110 destinations in Europe and North Africa. Transavia stands for accessibility and affordability: whether you are planning a holiday or a business trip, you will always find a flight that fits your budget. Transavia operates from the Netherlands and France.

Air Lease Corporation is a leading global aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing new commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline customers worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. 

25 September, 2023

Transavia Brings “Mall in the Sky” to Rotterdam Flights with AirFi Trial

Transavia is embarking on a three-month trial of the AirFi box to test the company’s “Mall in the Sky” concept
Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia has begun a trial of the AirFi box that will enable passengers to access and buy in-flight entertainment content and order food and beverages from their seats. 

Transavia is trialling AirFi’s solution on board its Boeing 737 aircraft based at Rotterdam The Hague Airport in the Netherlands. The carrier, a subsidiary of Air France-KLM, operates an average of 85 flights a week from the Dutch city to destinations across Europe and Morocco.

AirFi is committed to creating a truly successful “Mall in the Sky” experience for Transavia and will be is using the trial to research factors, including passengers’ willingness to pay and conversion rates, to further optimise the platform for the airline while delivering value-added products and services that travellers want and need. 

In addition to passengers being able to order food and beverage to their seats from their own personal mobile devices, a broad selection of new-release films from Hollywood and around the world will be made available for purchase via the AirFi streaming platform.

Job Heimerikx, AirFi’s CEO, commented: “It’s a great pleasure to be working with our long-standing partner Transavia at their Rotterdam base, which is just a stone’s throw away from our HQ. We are excited to see how passengers interact with our “Mall in the Sky” concept, which we designed to simultaneously enhance the passenger experience and airlines’ ancillary revenues. Transavia has always been at the forefront of these kinds of innovations, so we are looking forward to delivering a highly professional pilot for them.” 

The trial builds on a well-established relationship between AirFi and Transavia, which already uses the airline technology provider’s Connected Crew platform for onboard sales. 

It also broadens AirFi’s existing work across the Air-France KLM Group. Most recently, AirFi collaborated with KLM Cityhopper on its entry into SkyTeam’s Sustainable Flight Challenge. The company has also completed a project onboard KLM’s Boeing 747 aircraft.  

13 May, 2023

KLM Cityhopper Embraer woes continue.

The Dutch regional airline KLM Cityhopper is continuing to have mechanical issues with its fleet of new Embraer E195 E2 jets and their Pratt & Whitney engines. 

As a result of the ongoing difficulties, KLM Cithopper will not hand back a number of the older model E190s when their leases expire and in some cases cancel and amend its flying schedule to mitigate some of the disruption. The airline is also wet-leasing in other aircraft to fill in for the missing E195 E2s.

The airline said it was making minor adjustments to its summer timetable which will affect flights scheduled to depart several months from now, thereby allowing customers to be rebooked onto alternative flights well in advance.

'Due to technical issues, KLM Cityhopper is having difficulty fully deploying the E2. KLM Cityhopper is consulting with Embraer and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney to seek a solution for these issues, which have no impact on flight safety.'

It is understood that six of the airline's E195 E2s are currently grounded because of engine-related issues with another scheduled to come in for routine maintenance in the coming weeks, which will further compound scheduling difficulties. 

KLM is also experiencing a shortage of staff within its engineering department which is also a contributory factor in returning planes to their operating scheduled flying from routine checks and maintenance. The Dutch Union NVLT has already warned that the skilled staff shortage will have a negative impact on the nation's aviation industry, possibly leading to stagnation. 

Another KLM subsidiary, Transavia is also experiencing fleet problems that has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights and looks set to continue through the summer.   According to local reports, at least eight Transavia aircraft are currently out of action with maintenance problems, including lightening and bird strikes.  

25 October, 2022

Air France-KLM announces two long-term purchase agreements for Sustainable Aviation Fuel SAF

Air France-KLM today announced two major, long-term purchase agreements for a total of 1.6 million tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The agreements are binding and will apply for several years in partnership with SAF providers Neste and DG Fuels. This marks an important step towards achieving our ambition of blending 10% SAF globally by 2030. The two agreements will cover a third of our needs until 2030 and the first deliveries are expected in 2023.

Air France-KLM has signed two binding multi-year contracts with SAF providers Neste and DG Fuels for a total volume of 1.6 million tons.

These contracts represent a first step by the Group towards achieving its 10% SAF incorporation targets by 2030 and will cover approximately 3 of those 10%.

The first deliveries are expected in 2023.

Marjan Rintel, the CEO of KLM commented:   "KLM has strong ambitions when it comes to making the airline industry more sustainable and balancing the development of our network with local residents and the environment. This requires major, fundamental decisions related to fleet renewal, electrifying ground equipment and scaling up the use of SAF. In order to achieve this we need partners who share our commitment to creating a more sustainable future for aviation. KLM has been taking action for years to further develop the market for sustainable fuel. Today, joining forces with Neste and DG Fuels, we’re taking another important step towards further reducing our CO2 emissions."

Commitment to different alternative fuels

Over and above reducing fuel consumption and as a drop-in fuel, SAF is a solution to reduce CO2 emissions generated by the airline industry in the short to medium term, without the need for modifications to existing infrastructure and equipment. It has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions in pure form by an average of 80% (compared to fossil fuel), depending on the combination of technology and raw materials chosen, and as long as strict sustainability criteria are met.

Air France-KLM has established a strict procurement policy whereby it commits to only purchasing sustainable fuels that do not compete with the production and supply of food for humans or animals, are certified under RSB or ISCC+ and have not been produced from palm oil.

SAF is not yet widely available. KLM is committed to scaling up the production and use of SAF to achieve greater sustainability in the future. For more SAF, KLM cooperates with various parties to research and stimulate the development of various promising technologies and to stimulate the scaling up of production facilities.

23 September, 2022

Transavia connects Eindhoven with Bordeaux

Transavia connects Eindhoven with Bordeaux               Photo Transavia

Transavia will fly between Eindhoven and the French city of Bordeaux from the summer season 2023. The first flight is scheduled for March 30. 

The flights will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Bordeaux is known all over the world for its wines. But the city also has attractions such as its architecture and several museums that are internationally renowned. Part of the city-the "Port de la Lune" referring to the shape of the Garonne River that runs through the city-is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

09 May, 2022

Transavia saw capacity approaching pre-crisis level with a load factor close to 80% during the first quarter of 2022

Transavia saw capacity approaching pre-crisis level with a load factor close to 80% during the first quarter of 2022.

In the First quarter of 2022, the trend of the second half of 2021 continued with a further recovery in demand for leisure traffic in Europe and North Africa. Compared to last year, the capacity in the First quarter increased by 443.1% while traffic increased by 632.6% and the number of passengers increased by 633.2%. Last year's First quarter was heavily impacted by lockdown measures in France and the Netherlands.

The Operating result was negative at 92 million euros, although improved by 28 million euros compared to the First quarter of 2021.

Capacity in the First quarter was close to the level of the First quarter of 2019 and unit revenue was even above First quarter of 2019 mainly driven by a strong yield improvement.

The fleet of Transavia is approaching 100 aircraft to further capture the strong demand of leisure traffic in Europe.

 First Quarter
Transavia2022Change vs 2021
Passengers (thousands)2,581+633.2%
Capacity (ASK m)5,494+443.1%
Traffic (RPK m)4,268+632.6%
Load factor77.7%+20.1 pt
Total passenger revenues (€m)249+572.7%
Unit revenue per ASK (€ cts)4.57+24.0%
Unit cost per ASK (€ cts)6.24-59.9%
Operating result (€m)-92+28

Transavia activity        

Passengers carried (‘000s)2,581352633.2%
Revenue pax-kilometers (m RPK)4,268583632.6%
Available seat-kilometers (m ASK)5,4941,011443.2%
Load factor (%)77.7%57.6%20.1

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09 December, 2019

Transavia France announces its first 14 destinations from Montpellier

Transavia France, which is the French low-cost airline of the Air France - KLM group has recently unveiled its first 14 destinations to operate from Montpellier. 

From April 3, 2020, it will be the only low-cost airline to have a base in Montpellier and the firm aims to develop a low-cost quality offer to a wide range of exclusive popular destinations, including Italy, Spain and Morocco.

Thanks to two aircraft based at Montpellier airport, Transavia will serve from April 3, 2020, 14 new destinations, including 13 exclusive routes:

Transavia will fly to nine destinations from Brussels in summer 2020.

Next summer, Transavia will offer nine destinations from Brussels: Alicante and Ibiza in Spain, Verona in Italy, Corfu, Heraklion and Thessaloniki in Greece, Tel Aviv in Israel, Agadir in Morocco and Faro in Portugal. Tickets with departure from Brussels can be booked from 3 December.

"We continue to look for opportunities to strengthen our position," said Erik-Jan Gelink, commercial director of Transavia. Our research indicates that there is a gap in the market from Brussels for low –cost leisure travel which Transavia can fill. A significant part of our current customers and our existing B2B customers already come from Belgium and the southern Netherlands. That is why we see starting routes from Brussels as a great step to continue to meet our customers' needs in Belgium and the Netherlands with a number of fantastic destinations."

05 November, 2019

Air France-KLM launches ambitious plan to recapture a leadership position in Europe

In Paris today, Air France-KLM CEO  Benjamin Smith, Air France-KLM CEO, along with Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO, Anne Rigail, Air France CEO, and Frederic Gagey, Air France-KLM CFO, will outline the group’s ambitious strategic plans along with its financial predictions for the next five years as it seeks to regain a leadership position in the European aviation world.

Included in the plans are:
  • Restore a dynamic of sustainable profitability based on a new value-focused model for the group’s primary stakeholders: employees, customers, and shareholders.
  • A plan built around four main strategic priorities: optimising the operational model, refocusing passenger revenue growth around the most profitable segments, developing initiatives on customer data, the Flying Blue loyalty programme, maintenance and cargo, and pragmatically analyzing consolidation opportunities. Each of these initiatives support the group's goal to remain a leader in the sector's ecological transition.

  • Profit: Medium-term operating margin of 7-8%
  • Cash: Medium-term positive adjusted Free Cash Flows
  • Leverage: Net debt/EBITDA ratio circa 1.5x
  • Shareholder returns: Prospects for returning to dividend distribution  

03 November, 2019

The Air France KLM group results are in.....

The Air France KLM group released its latest results for Q3 last week, which showed the European airline group saw its operating result fall by 165 million euros compared to the same period last year. Net income was down by 4290 million euros whilst debt was 5.9 billion euros.  

  • Passenger growth up 2.1% and load factor up 0.2 point.
  • Passenger unit revenue slightly down by -0.6%, as a consequence of the macro-economic context.
  • Unit costs slightly  increase by 0.4% at constant currency and fuel, on track for full year guidance.
  • Operating result at 900 million euros, down by 165 million euros compared to the third quarter 2018, with revenues up 2% and fuel expenses up 135 million euros.
  • Net income at 366 million euros, down by 420 million euros compared to last year impacted by a stronger dollar end of September and Airbus A380 phase-out financial impact of 100 million euros.
  • Reduction in Group net debt, down by 253 million euros to 5.9 billion euros and Net debt/EBITDA ratio at 1.5x, stable compared to 31 December 2018.

10 September, 2019

Mattijs ten Brink leaves Transavia and will make transfer to Sunweb Group

After having held the position of CEO for 6 years, Mattijs ten Brink will leave Transavia and will become CEO of the Sunweb Group later this year. Under the leadership of Mattijs, Transavia has developed into a financially healthy company with a strong brand.

"It is not easy to leave Transavia, it is such a great company! Fortunately, I am leaving behind a healthy organisation with a very strong team that can face the future with confidence. But at this stage of my life I don't want to let the opportunity that now arises pass me by", says Mattijs ten Brink.

01 August, 2019

Prepare for growth at Transavia France

Development of Transavia France

Within the framework of the referendum held by the Air France SNPL pilots’ union, Air France SNPL’s members have voted largely in favour of Transavia's development.

Transavia France will be able to grow in economically balanced conditions and without any restrictions on the number of aircraft for the Air France group.

The company will be able to accelerate its offensive in the highly competitive low-cost market, departing from Orly and regional French stations.

15 June, 2019

Transavia France and OpenAirlines Announce Green Initiative to Launch Real Time and In-flight Fuel Efficiency Solution

OpenAirlines received today the Paris Air Forum Trophy 2019 and announced a partnership with Transavia at the PARIS AIR FORUM organized by La Tribune and gathering major players in the aerospace industry.

Transavia and OpenAirlines, the leading global provider of fuel efficiency solutions signed an agreement on Friday, June 14th. Transavia becomes the research and development partner for SkyBreathe® OnBoard, a real-time eco-flying solution that provides live guidance to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions during the flight.

20 February, 2019

Air France - KLM full year 2018 results

The Air France - KLM group has released its 2018 full-year today which demonstrates how the group still managed to achieve a strong performance despite higher fuel costs and strike action.  In total, more than 100 million passengers flew on the group's airlines during 2018, leading to revenue increases across the board. However, it is clear that once again the groups' survival is thanks mainly to the continued good operations of Transavia and KLM.

The operating result of € 1,332 million was, according to the group, thanks in part to strong commercial performance, cost control and streamlining.  2018 also saw further reductions in the Groups net debt, down €195 million to €6.2 billion. 

In the latest results. the group said it will continue to work on yield improvement within the context of an anticipated fuel bill increase. 
Based on the current data for the Passenger network:
Long-haul forward booking load factors from February to April are on average stable compared to last year, and positively oriented for the early summer,
Passenger unit revenues at constant currency expected below last year for the first quarter 2019 partly due to the Easter shift,
Unit cost (CASK) reduction between -1% and 0% at constant currency and fuel price,
Net debt/EBITDA ratio below 1.5x.
The Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, chaired by Anne-Marie Couderc, met on 19 February 2019 to approve the financial statements for the Full Year 2018.

15 February, 2019

Air France - KLM january results

Air France - KLM released its results for January recently which showed the group carried 1.5% more passengers in January 2019 that it took for a ride during 2018's January. 

09 January, 2019

Air France - KLM carried over 7.7 million people in December 2018.

Despite strike action, air traffic control issues and weather conditions, Air France-KLM still managed to transport an amazing 100 million passengers during 2018, of which some 7.7 million flew in December alone. 

KLM continued to outperform Air France and saw an increase of 4.5% in the number of passengers it carried during 2018 compared to 2017. In total KLM welcomed a record 34.2 million passengers on its flights during the whole of 2018.  In December passenger numbers were up by over 7% year on year, whereas Air France saw a slight drop in December traffic.

The strong passenger growth resulted in a record load factor of 89.1% for the entire year for KLM, which is 0.7%pt higher than in 2017.  Air France saw a 0.5% rise in the overall load factor for the year to 86.2%, yet December the carrier saw it slip to 84.4%

Transavia performed incredibly well, seeing double-digit increases in its December traffic and year on year revenue, with load factor up ever so slightly for the year as a whole to an amazing 92%. The results for the airline are impressive when considering the company closed its Munich base.

"In 2018, we expanded our worldwide network to a total of 166 with four new destinations. Last year, the KLM Group (including Transavia Netherlands) welcomed 43 million passengers on board. It’s a great achievement that all of us at KLM, as a whole, can be proud of.” said Pieter Elbers, President and CEO, KLM.