The era of the Boeing 737 at Transavia is about to end. The low-cost airline of the Air France-KLM group is receiving its first Airbus A321neo, through leasing from Air Lease Corporation.
The lessor announced on December 15 the official delivery of the first of seven jets configured with 232 single-class seats. The aircraft, registered PH-YHZ, however, was still in Hamburg, at the Airbus facilities, on Monday.
“ALC is pleased to announce the first of seven A321-200neo aircraft delivered today to our longtime customer, Transavia,” said Grant Levy, Executive Vice President of Air Lease Corporation.
— Tobi (@Tobias_Gudat) December 17, 2023
The choice of the A320neo family to replace the Boeing 737NG was announced by the Air France-KLM group exactly two years ago.
On December 17, 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed for 100 firm orders for A320neo and A321neo jets, in addition to 60 purchase options.
Transavia has two divisions, one based in the Netherlands and the other in France, which operate 115 Boeing 737 jets, mostly of the -800 variant.
In addition to the A321neo PH-YHZ, an A320neo for Transavia France is also close to delivery. With registration F-GNEO, the aircraft will be configured with 186 seats in a single class and flew for the first time on December 15th.