Transavia Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A321neo

Daniel Fowkes
21 Dec 2023
· Aircraft 
· Airlines 
Transavia part of the Air France-KLM Group celebrates delivery of its first Airbus A321neo as it looks to fleet renewal, reducing emissions and moving towards next-generation aircraft.

Transavia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo as part of a move towards next-generation aircraft and a move towards a new type.

The Airbus A321neo At Transavia

Transavia’s Airbus A321neos are configured in a single-class Economy layout with 232 seats.

Airbus says that its A321neos are configured with the latest Airspace XL bins, which provide 40% more stowage space for a customer over the previous generation aircraft. Additionally, a focus is placed on making the boarding process smoother thanks to the added space.

One of the newer technological advancements with Transavia’s A321neos is the availability of USB-C ports to every passenger at every seat. Transavia is adopting the latest lighting system used for charging and connection.

Transavia is part of the Air France-KLM Group and has taken delivery of the first unit thanks to a lease with Air Lease Corporation.

Stated as a new chapter for Transavia and the broader group, the investment in the aircraft family is substantial. It aligns with a mission to reduce their overall footprint.

Comments From Executives

This is the beginning of a new chapter for Transavia and for the Group. By introducing the Airbus A320neo family into our fleet, we are bringing quieter, less polluting and more fuel-efficient aircraft, capable of transporting more passengers. This long-term massive investment into our fleet confirms our commitment to reducing our environmental footprint, as frontrunners of a more sustainable aviation, while improving our customers’ experience.

Benjamin Smith, CEO of Air France-KLM

Delivery Is Part Of A Major Order

Air France-KLM placed an order for the Airbus A320neo family back in 2021. As part of this deal, 100 units were ordered, with options for a further 60 exist.

The expectation is that in January 2024, Transavia France will acquire its first A320neo. Meanwhile, KLM will receive their first A320neo by the middle of 2024, representing a shift from Boeing. These timings are still subject to change thanks to the continued struggles with supply chains.

Cutting CO2 and noise emissions immediately can be achieved directly with fleet renewal. The A320neo family has been identified as an integral part of achieving that.

The next-generation aircraft across the Air France-KLM Group is expected to reach 81% by 2023. This will be up from just 21% in 2023. This indicates that there’s still some work that needs to be done regarding the evolution of the fleet.

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