Optimal support for maximum availability
Paris, Amstelveen, 16 June 2015 - AFI KLM E&M and Transavia consolidated their relationship and have signed a long-term contract organizing component support for the low cost airline's fleet of Boeing 737-800s operating from France. The support covers Transavia's' existing fifteen 737-800s and six 737-800s scheduled for delivery to the airline in 2015.
Optimizing component availability
The service offer developed by AFI KLM E&M includes repair, overhaul and maintenance services as well as access to a dedicated spares pool. This means that the low cost airline is guaranteed to benefit from optimized availability rates for its fleet and hence ensure operational continuity - an imperative for low cost airlines.
Patrick Niveau, Technical Director of Transavia in France said: "Transavia was looking for a supplier of MRO services in France able to give guarantees in terms of maintenance support performance and component availability. With its personalized solutions, AFI KLM E&M was able to adapt to our requirements."
Ton Dortmans EVP KLM E&M, added: "We are happy to support the ambitions of Transavia in France and its desire to develop its position on the airline and tourism market. The airline needs maximum service and operational continuity levels to support its business activity, and this is what AFI KLM E&M is able to offer it through a tailored maintenance program designed to give it optimum component availability, controlled costs, and enhanced technical support."
Transavia, a member of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, operates scheduled and charter flights to more than 110 destinations, primarily in Europe and Northern Africa. Transavia has nearly 50 years of experience and is the most affordable and accessible low-cost airline in Europe, with a strong focus on hospitality, service and digital services. Transavia offers an attractive basic price for both leisure and business travellers with additional (paid) products and services. Transavia carries 10 million passengers a year and operates with a young and environmentally friendly fleet. In the Netherlands, we fly from Amsterdam, Rotterdam/The Hague, Eindhoven and Groningen and, in France, from Paris, Nantes, Lyon and Strasbourg.