Transavia Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

Dutch low-cost carrier Transavia Airlines, part of the Air France-KLM group, has taken delivery of its first A321neo.

The brand-new aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ Hamburg production facilities and flown to Transavia’s base at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

This first A321neo, on lease from Air Lease Corporation, is the start of Transavia’s transition to an all-Airbus latest-generation fleet.

Transavia currently has an all Boeing 737 fleet, comprising:

  • 85 Boeing 737-800 with 189 seats
  • 4 Boeing 737-700 with 149 seats

It’s not just Transavia’s first A321neo, it’s also the first for the Air France-KLM Group.

The first commercial flight with the new aircraft will be out of Amsterdam Schiphol airport on January 5, 2024.

Transavia A321neo cabin

Transavia is operating the new A321neo for Transavia Airlines in a single class with 232 seats in a 3-3 layout.

It is a huge increase in seating compared with the 189 seats on Transavia’s largest 737.

The cabin features Airbus’ Airspace XL bins. The large overhead bins provide 40% more stowage space than previous ones, meaning more room for carry-on bags and a better boarding experience for passengers and cabin crew.

In addition, all seats have USB-C ports.

Air France-KLM fleet renewal

In 2021, Air France-KLM placed an order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft – with purchase rights for an additional 60 aircraft – to renew the fleets of KLM and Transavia Netherlands and to renew and expand the fleet of Transavia France.

Transavia France and KLM expect their first A320neo family aircraft in early January and by mid-year 2024 respectively.

By 2030, the share of new-generation aircraft in the Group’s fleet is expected to reach 81%, against 21% in 2023.

The Airbus A321neo

The A321neo is the largest aircraft in the Airbus A320neo Family.

Equipped with sharklets and powered by new generation CFM International LEAP-1A engines, the A321neo delivers environmental improvements compared to previous generation single-aisle aircraft:

  • a 50 per cent reduction in noise footprint
  • a 20 per cent reduction in fuel burn and CO₂ emissions

To date, the A321neo has captured more than 5,600 orders received from over 100 customers across the globe.

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