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Transavia Airlines Overview:

 

Holland’s biggest low-cost airline, Transavia was originally founded in 1965 as a charter airline and continued to operate under this charter model until the early 2000s when it merged with one of its subsidiaries to begin focusing on low-cost flights. The airline is owned by Dutch airline giant KLM and operates out of its main hub at Amsterdam Schipol Airport, as well as three other main bases in Munich, Eindhoven and Rotterdam-The Hague. In addition, the company’s subsidiary Transavia France operates routes out of Paris-Orly Airport.

 

Through Transavia and Transavia France, the company operates routes to more than 80 different destinations. The majority of its routes are within Europe, but Transavia also offers a number of flights to destinations in Asia and Africa, including Morocco, Gambia, Israel and Dubai. As with many European low-cost airlines, many of Transavia’s routes are to popular tourist destinations such as Tenerife, Madeira, Alicante, Rhodes and Mykonos amongst many others.

 

As of writing, Transavia and Transavia France operate a total of just over 50 aircraft. Since its founding, Transavia has primarily used Boeing airplanes, and its current fleet consists solely of Boeing 737s. The majority of these planes are 737-800s, although Transavia also operates a number of the slightly smaller 737-700 models.

 

What to Expect on Transavia
Transavia offers three different types of tickets—Basic, Plus and Max. However, the airline has only one class of seats, and the differences between the three fares relate more to luggage and choice of seat than to the actual in-flight experience.

 

All passengers have the ability to purchase a range of food and drinks onboard. However, as a low-cost airline, Transavia doesn’t offer so much in terms of in-flight entertainment. Previously passengers could take advantage of an in-flight entertainment app. This has since been discontinued, although the airline does plan on replacing it at some point in the near future.

 

Passengers flying on a Basic fare are only entitled to bring one piece of hand luggage weighing up to 10 kg. The Plus fare entitles passengers to one piece of hand luggage and one complimentary checked bag up to 20 kg, while those flying on a Max fare ticket can check one bag up to 30 kg and can also bring another personal item onboard in addition to their hand luggage. As well, the Max fare enables passengers to choose from all of the available seats, whereas those on the Plus fare can choose from any of the standard seats.

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