Established in 1965, Transavia is a low-cost carrier airline based in Haarlemmermeer in the Netherland. It is a fully owned subsidiary by KLM and is hence a part of the Air France-KLM group. Transavia operates both charter and scheduled flights to over 100 destinations mainly from its operating base Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). It also has secondary aviation bases at Rotterdam The Hague Airport (RTM) and Eindhoven Airport (EIN). Moreover, Transavia Airlines operates through Transavia France as its French subsidiary. During its 50 years of operations, Transavia Airlines has provided its customers with Transavia Flights to some remarkable business and breathtaking holiday destinations across Europe. Transavia is the second largest airline in the Netherlands and it takes pride in transferring approximately nine million passengers every year. Despite being a low-cost carrier, Transavia ensures to offer its valued customers pleasant travel experiences.
Transavia offers a single cabin all of Economy Class seats. The cabin features comfortable, spacious seats with decent legroom to stretch feet and relax. It offers the passengers different options of seats such as seats in the front, seats with extra legroom, and seats in the very front row.
As per 2018, Transavia’s fleet comprises of the following aircraft models.
Each passenger is allowed to carry one piece of carry-on luggage weighing 10 kgs maximum. If passengers’ hand luggage exceeds the weight limit or dimensions set by Transavia, it can be checked in return of extra charges of €40.
The standard dimensions of the hand luggage onboard Transavia flights are: Max. 45 x 40 x 25 cm. In addition to carry-on luggage, Transavia allows the passengers to check in sports equipment provided that they are reported prior to the scheduled time of departure.
As a budget airline, Transavia customizes the services based on the passengers' needs. For example, onboard the flight, the passengers have the option to order meals and beverage if they wish. Further, they can pre-order special meals during the booking process to meet the passengers' diet, religious and medical restrictions. Customization of in-flight services enables you to control the budget on which you would like to travel.
Transavia offers travelers four options to reserve seats: (a) Seat with Standard Legroom, 74 cm to 76 cm, (b) Front Seat, 74 cm to 76 cm, (c) Seat in the first row, 91 cm, and (d) Seat with extra legroom, 86 cm to 100 cm. Advanced seat reservation can be made 48 hours prior to the time of the particular scheduled time of departure and it operates on first come first served basis. Customers can reserve their favorite seats by going to “My Transavia” section on Transavia website. The sooner a customer chooses to reserve a seat, the more seat options they have to choose from. In the scenario where a customer does not choose a particular seat, he will still have the option to make a choice from the remaining seats when he goes for an online check-in. If a family wants to be seated together, Transavia advises travelers to make seat reservations during online check-in in order to avoid any kind of inconvenience at the airport. In case of a group or a couple are traveling together and they neither utilized the option of reserving a seat nor did they select a seat during an online check-in, but opted to check in at the airport, Transavia cannot guarantee them to be seated together.
If a passenger needs an extra seat for instance to carry a musical instrument or a wedding gown, he is eligible to book an extra seat during the actual booking process. By doing so, the passenger will be seated right next to the extra seat that he or she had booked.
Transavia offers unaccompanied minors special care to travel. From the age of 5 to 11 years, children are allowed to travel alone with the assistance from the Transavia personnel. A total fee of €50 is charged per a flight for a child traveling unaccompanied. Unaccompanied children younger than 5 years of age are not allowed to traveling onboard. Children aged 12 to 15 years are eligible to travel alone on board Transavia. In this case, while assistance from the airline’s personnel may be sought, it is not mandatory. However, if the child still requires the assistance of personnel, an additional fee of €50 per flight is charged. Once the final destination is reached, it is mandatory that an authorized adult aged 16 or older has to receive the minor child.
Transavia offers easy, safe and fast online check-in. This service is made accessible 30 hours before the scheduled departure time of Transavia flights. Online check-in closes either one or four hours prior to the time of departure depending on the airport of departure. The online check-in is available on mobile phones, computers, and tablets. The customers have the option to download the boarding pass on their devices. The passenger can show their mobile boarding pass at the airport instead of going through the hassle of taking a print out. The online check-in service is provided for all Transavia flights except for the flights departing from Dubai.
Moreover, airport check-in facility is also available for Transavia passengers. They can collect their boarding passes by approaching Transavia check-in counters at the airport. Passengers are required to bring their Transavia ticket along with their passports on international flights or national identity cards on domestic flights.
With Transavia changing your flight booking is extremely easy by going to “My Transavia” section on the airline’s website and update the changes you wish.
A fee of €50 is charged per a person per a flight for the changes or modifications on Transavia tickets. Modification of the booking can be made via telephone 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure time or through “My Transavia” section on the Transavia Airlines website. Online modifications can be made up to 2 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure. No changes to flight bookings are allowed after the passenger has checked in.
Transavia obtained the license to operate flights and it commenced its first flight in November from Amsterdam to Naples
Transavia took delivery of its first fourteen Sud Caravelle twin-jet aircraft. They remain in service for eight years.
Transavia grew and had a market share of 45% of the Dutch Holiday market; henceforth becoming a major competitor of Martinair.
Transavia launched scheduled flights from Amsterdam to London Gatwick.
A major stakeholder in Transavia sold 80% of its holdings to KLM. Also, Transavia became the first airline to operate domestic air services in Greece.
KLM bought the remaining 20% of the stake in the company, hence becoming the sole owner of the airline.
Transavia changed its primary colors from white/green/blue to just white/green, and became the low-cost brand for the Netherlands and France by Air France-KLM.