Weeks after receiving an A321neo, Transavia took delivery of the first Airbus A320neo on January 9, the Air France-KLM group said.
The aircraft, registered F-GNEO, will be part of the Transavia France fleet and is equipped with 186 seats and LEAP-1A engines, supplied by CFM International.
The debut of the A320neo at Transavia is scheduled for January 15, with a flight between Paris (Orly) and Porto, in Portugal. The Airbus aircraft will replace the Boeing 737-800, of which the French division currently has 71 jets and which will be removed from service in its entirety.
“The delivery of this first Airbus A320neo is a key step in the history of Transavia France. It marks the transition to all-Airbus fleet at Transavia and embodies our commitment to further developing the operations of our low-cost brand. It is part of our large, long-term fleet investments, designed to improve our Group’s economic and environmental performance,” said Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM.
By the end of 2024, Transavia France expects to operate 13 A320neo, out of an order for 100 family jets, which also includes the larger A321neo – the group also has 60 purchase options from Airbus.
Transavia Netherlands has been flying since January 5th with its first A321neo, delivered on December 19th last year with 232 single-class seats.