transavia.com aims for growth during the 2013/14 winter season with city trips, winter sports and winter sun destinations
Schiphol, 9 April 2013 – At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 10 April, transavia.com will start ticket sales for the 2013/2014 winter schedule. The airline is continuing its growth this upcoming winter with 20% more capacity, primarily through extra flights to winter sports and city trip destinations, and increasing frequencies to winter sun destinations. The last winter season was a successful one, with strong growth in passenger numbers. Eindhoven in particular experienced significant growth, with 45% more capacity and 65% more passengers. This strengthens the transavia.com strategy to continue its growth from rural areas.
The winter schedule starts on 1 November 2013 and ends on 31 March 2014.
The popularity of flying to winter sports destinations continues to grow. With more than 50 weekly flights from the major Dutch airports, transavia.com continues to be the market leader. The attractive flight schedules to winter sports areas means that the length of stay can be utilised even better for both short weekend trips and long ski holidays. Extra frequencies will therefore be operated from Amsterdam to Innsbruck and Salzburg, with 9 weekly flights to Innsbruck (+2) and 6 weekly flights to Salzburg (+1). There are currently daily flights from Eindhoven to Innsbruck (+1) and the frequency to Geneva from Rotterdam will be increased (+2) to 5 times a week. Flying to winter sports destinations is fast, comfortable and inexpensive, with prices starting at €35 for a one-way ticket.
This year, transavia.com is also operating special flights for the opening of the winter sports season in Ischgl, Tirol. The flight to Innsbruck departs from Amsterdam on the morning of Thursday, 28 November, and from Rotterdam on the morning of Friday, 29 November. Both return Sunday evening, 1 December. The price of a return ticket is €79.
The city trip destinations are becoming ever more popular. The flight schedules are optimum, so that the length of stay for a short break or city trip is even more attractive to customers. A new destination is Turin, with 4 weekly flights from Amsterdam. The destinations of Seville (3 weekly flights), Porto (4 weekly flights) and Casablanca (3 weekly flights) will be operated from Amsterdam not only in the summer, but also in the winter. The frequency of flights to Athens will be increased to 5 flights a week (+1). New for Rotterdam is the Marrakech destination, with 3 weekly flights.
The winter sun destinations of Dubai and Cape Verde have been a success and will also be included in the new winter schedule. There are currently 3 weekly flights to Dubai (+1) and 4 weekly flights to Cape Verde (+2).
For the complete winter schedule, please go to www.transavia.com.
About transavia.com – transavia.com, a member of the Air France/KLM Group, provides scheduled service and charter flights to more than 90 destinations, primarily in the Mediterranean area and popular winter sports destinations. transavia.com distinguishes itself through its ‘low fare with care’ policy and offers an attractive basic price with additional (paid) products and services. In the Netherlands, the airline flies from the national airport of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as well as the regional airports of Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Groningen Airport Eelde. transavia.com also operates from Paris through Transavia France. Nearly 90% of airline tickets are sold through the website, which receives more than 1.5 million unique visitors monthly, making this low-cost airline one of the largest online shops in the Netherlands.
During the annual Feather Awards (Verenuitreiking) in 2013, transavia.com was chosen Best Low-Cost and Best Charter Airline by the Dutch travel sector for the fifth time in a row.
transavia.com is the head sponsor of the Transavia Grand Slam Beach Volleyball Tournament, held from 12 to 16 June in Scheveningen.
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