On March 21, Stratos announced the delivery of one Boeing 737-800 to Transavia France on a long-term lease.
This article will cover the latest delivery from Stratos to Transavia France, for one Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft.
Transavia France’s Latest 737…
The delivery took place on March 16, 2023, when the aircraft, registered as F-HUYV (MSN 37253) flew from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SAW) to Nimes Ales Camargue Cevennes Airport (FNI) as TO117/TVF117 cruising at an altitude of 28,000 feet, according to data from RadarBox.
The flight took a total of three hours and nineteen minutes. The aircraft is still yet to do its first commercial service for Transavia France.
The latest aircraft joins Transavia France’s growing fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, coinciding with the Air France-KLM Group subsidiary’s plans to grow its fleet in line with expected growth and demand to a total of 71 aircraft.
F-HUYV was built in early 2011, making it just over 12 years old, before joining TUI Airways UK’s fleet in March 2011 as G-FDZU, back then known as Thomson Airways. The aircraft has remained with TUI Airways UK for the past 12 years until this month heading over to Transavia France.
Commenting on their delivery to Transavia France, Stratos’ Marketing Director, Camille Pousseur has said, “We are delighted to have partnered with Transavia and to have delivered this aircraft to them. Our teams have worked very hard to achieve this outcome and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
Adding to Pousseur’s comments, Transavia France’s Fleet Director, Yves Le Berre adds, “We are very pleased to welcome this new aircraft which strengthens our fleet and complements our growth trajectory.”
It is great to see the expansion of Transavia France, signifying that the recovery of the French aviation sector is well underway, especially knowing that they still have plans to grow their fleet to 71 in the coming months from their current 63 all-Boeing 737-800 fleet.
This latest delivery is yet another one for the Stratos books this year, following the busy past 12 months they have had of remarketing 20 aircraft to 11 different carriers/investors as well as sourcing a further eight aircraft.
Not only this but recently Stratos purchased two Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Japan Airlines, as well as delivered the first of two IAE-powered Airbus A320 aircraft to a European carrier on behalf of an investor based in the Middle East.