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Munich – new home base for Transavia

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Transavia is opening a new home base and will be operating daily flights from Munich Airport as from the end of March.

This development is in line with Transavia’s policy to strengthen its position as European low-cost carrier.

Earlier this year, Transavia, a household name in the Netherlands for nearly 50 years, presented new ambitious goals for the future. Mattijs ten Brink, CEO of Transavia, explains, “I’m proud to have the opportunity to officially announce our arrival at Munich Airport today. This is proof that we are delivering on our promises. In January, we announced our ambition to be the leading low-cost airline in Europe, with growth both within the Netherlands and outside of our home market. Today, we are taking an important step towards achieving that ambition. There is broad support for this plan within both the AIR FRANCE KLM Group and the KLM Group. The Munich base will be managed from the Netherlands and the flights will be operated under Transavia’s Dutch AOC (Air Operator Certificate).”

Alongside Schiphol, Rotterdam/The Hague and Eindhoven in the Netherlands, and Paris-Orly, Nantes and Lyon in France, Munich Airport will now be the seventh operational home base for Transavia. The airport in Bavaria serves close to 40 million passengers annually and is the second largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt. 

Four Boeing 737-800 aircraft will be stationed at Munich Airport. These will operate flights to eighteen destinations in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Croatia, Morocco, Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Besides popular destinations like Palma de Mallorca, Faro, Palermo and Marrakech, flights will also be offered to business destinations like Verona, Copenhagen and Brussels. Transavia already flies to Munich from Paris-Orly. There will be more than 100 weekly flights (one-way) from Munich Airport.

Transavia will be the first low-cost airline at the airport in Bavaria with its own home base, which means that the arrival of Transavia will result in an economic gain for the airport and the surrounding region. The stationing of four Boeing 737-800 aircraft will create around 120 jobs. Flights from Munich Airport will be operated with primarily German cabin crew and pilots. 
 
Michael Kerkloh, President and CEO of Munich Airport, is very pleased with the development. “With 89 weekly flights to 18 destinations in nine countries, Transavia offers a broad and manifold choice of new connections from Munich. This increases the travel options for passengers and makes our airport even more attractive.”

 

 

 

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