Transavia or Transavia Airlines is a Dutch airline that has its base at Schiphol (AMS) in Amsterdam, Eindhoven (EN) and Rotterdam (RTM). The ICAO code of the airline is TRA. The airline has a fleet of 42 aircraft, including 35 Boeing 737-800. Transavia is in the same alliance that includes KLM, Air France, Air Europe, Delta Airlines and Alitalia.
Transavia is a smaller, but also cheaper airline than, say, KLM. It offers very cheap tickets within Europe, but also to Morocco and Jordan. This makes it rather a competitor for that other low-budget airline Ryanair. It mainly offers these airline tickets itself via transavia.com.
Transavia was actually founded by a Belgian and Scottish entrepreneur under the name Transavia Limburg NV. Since 2004 it has increasingly focused on selling airline tickets themselves via the internet, making their website a very important tool. From this moment on it also went more in the direction of the low cost model. The same principle has also been introduced in France. However, the model in Denmark failed.
Transavia offers direct flights in Europe and to Morocco and Jordan. For example, it flies to popular summer destinations such as Alicante, Corfu, Bodrum, Paphos, Faro, Fuerteventura, but also to Cape Verde, Amman and Djerba.
Transavia is primarily a competitor of low-cost companies such as Ryanair. However, it uses the similar baggage costs as that competitor. Anyone booking extra baggage quickly pays 20 euros extra. If you only book this at the airport, the costs will increase starting from 40 euros (up to 15 kg).
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