Transat A.T. Inc and air carrier Transavia France have reached a three-year agreement under which Transat France will charter narrow-body Boeing 737-800 aircraft, mainly for its destinations in the Mediterranean Basin. The agreement was signed on Monday at a ceremony attended by Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer and founder of Transat, and Lionel Guérin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transavia France. Pierre-Henri Gourgeon, Chief Executive Officer of Air France KLM (Transavia France’s majority shareholder), Christian Boireau, Chief Executive Officer of the Supervisory Board of Transavia France, as well as Patrice Caradec, President of Transat France (which operates tour operators Vacances Transat and Look Voyages) and Michael DiLollo, President of Transat Tours Canada, were also present.
“We are thrilled to be strengthening our ties with Transavia France,” Mr. Eustache said. “And our customers will certainly be glad to be able to count on the high-calibre service provided by Transavia France, which now becomes our main carrier and preferred partner for medium-haul travel.” Mr. Caradec added: “Together, Look Voyages and Vacances Transat serve nearly 600,000 customers per year, with a good percentage of them boarding medium-haul flights to Mediterranean Basin destinations. This agreement, which enhances and consolidates our offer for the years ahead, is extremely promising, and we are very proud to be partnering with Transavia France.”
Transavia.com is the French low-cost airline founded by Air France/KLM and transavia.com in the Netherlands. In France, Transavia.com offers scheduled and non-scheduled flights to leisure destinations to direct customers and tour operators.