Transavia France

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Transavia France
Transavia logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded2006; 15 years ago (2006)
Commenced operations2007
Operating bases
Fleet size45
Parent companyAir France
Transavia Airlines C.V.
HeadquartersParay Vieille Poste, France
Key peopleNathalie Stubler, CEO

Transavia Airlines S.A.S., trading as Transavia France and formerly branded as France, is a French low-cost airline owned by Air France S.A. & Transavia Airlines C.V. based at Paris-Orly Airport. It shares its corporate design, website and operating model with its Dutch sister company, Transavia.


Transavia France was established as France in November 2006 by Air France and the Dutch airline Transavia ( back then) and began its operations in May 2007 operating scheduled and charter flights.[1] Antoine Pussiau has been the CEO since January 2013.[2]

Transavia France chiefly operates scheduled and charter services to leisure and some metropolitan destinations and is now positioned as part of Air France-KLM's joint low-cost brand which operates under the Transavia name in both the Netherlands and France.[3] By early 2015, Transavia France, together with its Dutch sister company, received a new corporate design, dropping the ".com" from its public appearance as well as changing its primary colors from white/green/blue to white/green.[4]

In 2018, Transavia France decided to further expand their base at Lyon Airport and at Nantes Airport with the addition of more based aircraft and the expansion of the existing routes.

In late November 2019, Transavia France stated that they will open a new base in Spring 2020 at Montpellier–Méditerranée Airport with a planned 20 routes served by the end of that year.

Corporate affairs[edit]

Ownership and structure[edit]

Transavia France S.A.S. is 95.51% owned by Air France S.A. and 4.49% owned by Transavia Airlines C.V. of the Netherlands,[5] both of which in turn are ultimately owned by Air France–KLM. Transavia is run as an independent operation, with both arms operating with an identical business model, website and image.[6]

Business trends[edit]

The performance figures for the Transavia brand operations (Transavia and Transavia France) are reported within the published annual accounts of their ultimate parent, Air France-KLM. The financials for both parts of the brand are fully incorporated in the Air France-KLM accounts.

Business model[edit]

Transavia operates as a low-cost carrier and, as such, uses a single aircraft type (Boeing 737 in their case) with a single class of cabin. The airline offers the "Assortment on Board" buy on board service offering food and drinks for purchase.[7]

Head office[edit]

Transavia France is headquartered at Paris-Orly Airport in Paray Vieille Poste.[8][9]



Transavia France Boeing 737-800

The Transavia France fleet consists of the following aircraft, as of February 2021:[10][11]

Transavia France fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-800 45 4 189
Total 45 4


  1. ^ "Transavia France". Air France - Corporate. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Transavia France appoints Antoine Pussiau as CEO". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Annual Financial Report 2014" (PDF). Air France-KLM. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  4. ^ "MarketingTribune". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ "À propos de l'entreprise - Transavia". (in French). Retrieved 2019-07-24.
  6. ^ "about". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Assortment on board." transavia. Accessed October 24, 2008.
  8. ^ "Terms and conditions of carriage." Retrieved on 2 January 2010. "Adresse: TRANSAVIA AIRLINES S.A.S. 18, avenue Louis Bleriot 91551 Paray vieille poste RCS 492 791 306 Evry FRANCE"
  9. ^ "Transavia France." Air France. Retrieved on 21 June 2010. "Its head office is in Paray-Vieille-Poste (Essonne), France. " and "Address: 18 Avenue Louis Blériot 91220 Paray-Vieille-Poste, France"
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 14.
  11. ^ "Transavia France Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 17 February 2021.

External links[edit]

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