Transavia France

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Transavia France
Transavia logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded14 November 2006; 15 years ago (2006-11-14)
Commenced operationsMay 2007; 15 years ago (2007-05)
Operating bases
Fleet size61
Parent companyAir France–KLM
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 mother company, Transavia.


Transavia France was established as France in 14 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

As of August 2022, Transavia France operates the following aircraft:[10][11][12] The expansion strategy includes 10 additional aircrafts by year with roughly 71 planes for summer 2023 leading to a doubled fleet by 2025.[13]

Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320neo 100 TBA Deliveries planned to start from mid 2023.[14]
To replace Boeing 737-800. Order to be shared between KLM and Transavia.[15]
Airbus A321neo
Boeing 737-800 61 189 To be retired and replaced by Airbus A320neo family in mid 2023.
Total 61 100


  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2015. 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 : 49eme avion et offre égale à 2019 | Air Journal". 22 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Transavia : 61 avions et 8 nouvelles lignes pour l'été 2022".
  13. ^ "Air France poursuit le développement à marche forcée de Transavia : Les premiers Airbus A320 NEO arrivent l'an prochain". 20 September 2022.
  14. ^ "KLM Group chooses Airbus A320neo family for KLM and Transavia's European fleet" (Press release). KLM Group. 16 December 2021.
  15. ^ "Breaking: Air France-KLM Orders 100 A320neo And Four A350F". Simple Flying. 2021-12-16.

External links[edit]

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