Transavia France Adds Six New Routes for Summer 2015

The French low-cost airline has planned six new routes for its summer 2015 schedule.

The airline will operate five flights from Paris Orly, including Thessaloniki and Tirana three-times weekly, and to Dublin, Valencia and Munich on daily rotations. will also operate a three-times weekly flight from Nantes in Western France to Madrid., which is owned by Air France-KLM group and has its main base at Orly Airport, has been operating in France since 2007. The airline has a fleet of 15 aircraft that will operate 64 routes next summer from French airports to destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean.

The Dublin route will offer competition for Aer Lingus who operate a route from the capital to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The Paris Orly- Dublin service, operated using Boeing 737-800 aircraft will begin operations on June 1, 2015. Flights will depart Paris Orly at 18:20 arriving in Dublin at 19:10, except on Saturdays, when flights will depart Paris Orly at 6:30 arriving in Dublin at 7:20. The return flight will depart Dublin at 19:55 arriving in Paris Orly at 22:45, except on Saturdays, when flights will depart Dublin at 8:55 arriving in Paris at 10:55.

Chief Commercial Officer of, Hervé Kozar said the airline is very excited by the opening of the new route between Dublin and the French Capital.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Irish customers on our planes to Paris and we will make all efforts possible to offer them an excellent service with the lowest possible fare. I have no doubt this destination will be a great success and we hope it will contribute to increased tourism and business exchanges between Ireland and France,” he said.

Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport managing director said the airport was looking forward to working closely with Transavia to support the new service.

“Paris is a very popular destination for both business and leisure traffic from Ireland and France is also a major market for inbound tourism to Ireland,” he said.

Throughout the winter months, the airline will serve 23 destinations from Paris-Orly Sud, six destinations from Nantes, six destinations from Lyon and one from Strasbourg.

Transavia France commenced scheduled operations in May 2007 and is taking on a more significant role within the Air France-KLM Group alongside its Dutch sister business, Transavia. It is already the eighth largest carrier from France, based on 2014 departure capacity and fourth largest operator from Paris Orly.

The chart, below, shows the airline’s annual departure capacity from France (includes all domestic flights) by departure airport over the last eight years, a period its available capacity from the country has risen to over 1.6 million seats. The capital city airport of Orly has, and continues to be its main focus, although flights from the regions are also provided, mainly from Nantes and Lyon.

Despite its rapid rise since its 2007 debut, Transavia France held just a 1.6 per cent share of total capacity within and from France in 2014. When you remove the domestic offering and look solely at the international market this rises to 2.4 per cent, up 0.8 percentage points on the previous year.

Data provided by OAG