- Starting in March 2016, 18 destinations* will be available on departure from Munich to Europe and the Mediterranean;
- The first available flights will start at 19 euros one-way;
- Transavia, the first low-cost airline to create a base in Munich.
Air France-KLM confirms Transavia’s step to open a new European base in Munich as from March 2016. The Group’s low-cost activity will offer its customers 18 destinations* on departure from Germany to Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands and Portugal. With 4 Boeing 737-800s based in Munich, Transavia will operate over 101 weekly flights on departure from the Bavarian capital throughout the 2016 summer season.
Transavia’s ambition is to develop its activity on departure from France and the Netherlands, but also from other European countries in order to constantly seize new growth opportunities on the European low-cost market. It is a key pillar of the Air France-KLM Group’s strategy within the framework of the Perform 2020 plan.
Flights on departure from Munich will mainly be operated by German crews based on site. Transavia will thus create 120 jobs in the region by integrating experienced pilots and flight attendants into its workforce.
The first flights can be booked today from 19 euros one-way and subsequently from 29 euros on www.transavia.com or at the travel agents.
Transavia is expanding its low-cost flight operations on departure from France, the Netherlands and shortly from Germany to Europe and the Mediterranean. Its growth objectives are to become customers’ preferred low-cost carrier, maintain its leadership position in the Netherlands and be the leading airline on departure from Paris-Orly to Europe in 2015.
Transavia operates flights to sunny and winter sports destinations, as well as a wide choice of city break opportunities in the main European cities. This winter, Transavia serves over 110 destinations in Europe and North Africa. Moreover, there will be close to 70 aircraft in the fleet at the end of 2016.
* Bari, Bologna, Brussels, Catania, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik, Eindhoven, Faro, Marrakech, Naples, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Orly, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Valence, Venice.
Low cost at Munich Airport: Transavia starts with 18 destinations
European low-cost carrier builds home base in Munich (MUC) with four aircraft
First day offer: Flights from 19 Euro
A new airline for Bavaria: Becoming effective at the end of March 2016, the European low-cost airline Transavia makes Munich Airport a new home base and stations four Boeing 737-800 jets there. With a total of 18 destinations in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Croatia, Morocco, Belgium, France and the Netherlands, Transavia enters the German market and offers 101 weekly flights from the Bavarian state capital for summer flight schedule 2016.
Transavia is the first low-cost airline to build a home base at Munich Airport. Flights can be booked from now on starting at 19 Euro one-way first days offer, and afterwards from 29 Euro one-way. Bookings can be made online at www.transavia.com, and via travel agents.
Besides popular holiday destinations like e.g. Palma de Mallorca, Faro, and Palermo, Transavia also offers flights to the trend destinations Dubrovnik and Marrakech. With flights to Venice, Copenhagen and Brussels, Munich’s new low-cost airline also addresses city trippers and business travelers. The table below gives a full overview of all new destinations from Munich.
“We are proud to start a new home base in Munich as we see there is a demand in the Bavarian area for our service. We offer travelers from Bavaria something new and unique to them: Manifold travel options for spontaneous getaways and business travels at attractive fares with Transavia as an affordable and accessible airline for everyone,” says Mattijs ten Brink, CEO of Transavia. “Transavia has successfully operated its business model in Europe for more than 50 years. The basis for every flight is our friendliness, excellent service experience, hospitality and affordable prices for our customers.”
Transavia’s home increases travel options and creates jobs
“With 101 weekly flights to 18 destinations in nine countries, Transavia offers a broad and manifold choice of new connections from Munich,” says Dr. Michael Kerkloh, President and CEO, Munich Airport. “This increases the travel options for passengers and makes our airport even more attractive.”
Flights from Munich will be operated with primarily German crews stationed in Munich. Transavia is therefore looking for additional cabin crew as well as for experienced pilots. “Stationing four Boeing 737 in Munich will create around 120 jobs at Transavia only and is therefore a gain for the whole region,” Mattijs ten Brink adds.
New standards in service at affordable fares with no hidden costs
Transavia is characterized by a fully transparent price structure: Customers select from three different fares (Basic, Plus and Max) and book their flights and additional services tailored to their personal needs. Regardless of the chosen fare, one piece of hand luggage with 10 kg baggage allowance as well as an allocated seat is always included. The fares “Plus” and “Max” also include free hold baggage with 20kg or 30kg baggage allowance respectively as well as a free-of-charge reservation of the favourite seat. In the “Max” fare, customers are also allowed to use the fasttrack security lanes at airports. Particularly for business travelers, this ensures shorter waiting times at airports.
There are no transaction fees for any kind of bookings, nor payments or GDS handling and no hidden costs – what customers see is what they get. Aboard, all passengers have a comprehensive offer of snacks, beverages as well as hot and cold menus available at an affordable price.
Transavia further does not only set new standards in friendly service aboard and affordable fares, but also in accessibility and the customers’ digital experience: Before departure, passengers can download the latest movies and series via the complimentary Transavia In-Flight Entertainment app and watch these on their own smartphones and tablets during their flight. Even on the ground, passengers are serviced with comprehensive customer care via Whatsapp, with which Transavia is the first airline offering this direct form of communication in German. Naturally, German customer service is also available on Facebook, via email, webform and on the telephone in German as well as in English and other languages. On Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, customers’ requests are answered in English.
“The package we offer in combination with the ticket price, makes Transavia unique in Munich – and we are happy to show Bavarians how we define an outstanding flight experience with friendly service at an unbeatable fare”, Mattijs ten Brink states.
Overview Transavia destinations from MUC from March 2016:
Destination Airport Code Operation Days Price one way, as from
Venice VCE Daily From 29 EUR
Bologna BLQ 2/3/4/7 From 29 EUR
Pisa PSA 1/3/5/7 From 29 EUR
Naples NAP 2/4/5/6/7 From 39 EUR
Bari BRI 1/2/4/6/7 From 49 EUR
Palermo PMO 1/3/5 From 49 EUR
Catania CTA 2/4/5/6/7 From 49 EUR
Porto OPO 2/4/7 From 39 EUR
Far FAO 1/3/5/6 From 49 EUR
Valencia VLC 1/3/5/6 From 49 EUR
Palma de Mallorca PMI Daily From 49 EUR
Seville SVQ 2/4/5/7 From 49 EUR
Brussels BRU 6/7 Double daily: 1/2/3/4/5 From 29 EUR
Copenhagen CPH 1/2/3/4/5/7 From 39 EUR
Dubrovnik DBV 1/3/6 From 39 EUR
Marrakech RAK 2/6 From 59 EUR
Eindhoven EIN 7 Double daily: 1/2/3/4/5 From 29 EUR
Paris – Orly ORY 6/7 Double daily: 1/2/3/4/5 From 42 EUR
Munich, November 30, 2015