LONDON – Transavia France announced on September 23 that it will be boosting its Paris Orly flights with the addition of 20 new routes, as the carrier moves to offer more services and match the increasing demand.
Transavia France will be adding more flights out of Orly following the decision to boost frequencies due to popular demand in and out of France. They have announced a list of 20 new destinations and a boost with several others. They have also announced that they would be increasing their fleet size by the end of summer 2023.
According to Transavia France, they are expecting to be flying with 71 planes at the end of the summer of 2023 compared to 61 aircraft since April of this year.
One of the key reasons for this growth is the addition of the Airbus A320neo. Transavia France is the first airline within the Air France-KLM group to receive the Airbus A320neo, with deliveries starting next summer, according to Aviacionline.
The parent company Air France-KLM has also announced that Transavia France will also add routes from other airports than Orly.
One of the new routes from Orly, however, will be to the Turkish cities Antalya and Izmir, starting the 22nd of April. Both will be operated once a week on Saturdays.
Deputy general manager for sales and marketing, for Transavia France, Nicolas Henin said: “Transavia France is still on a growth trajectory,”
“In 2023, we are betting on Turkey, a market that is suitable, depending on the destination, for leisure, business, and affinity customers.”
The routes to Antalya and Izmir are extra services to the already existing flights to Ankara and Bodrum from Orly, and Istanbul from Paris, Lyon, and Nantes. One of the reasons that many airlines are choosing to fly to Turkey is the depreciation of the Turkish lira, making the country economically more attractive for overseas tourists.
The new routes will all be launched in the autumn and winter service schedule later this year, with many of the flight changes starting in October.
Paris-Orly (ORY) services:
Luxor (LXR): one weekly service (Saturdays). Starts on 1 October.
Béjaïa (BJA): one daily service. Starts on 1 October.
Copenhagen (CPH): four weekly frequencies (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays). Starts on 21 October.
Istanbul (IST): four weekly frequencies (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays). Starts on 30 October.
Sharm el-Sheikh (SSH): one weekly frequency (Saturdays). Starts on 5 November.
Luleå (LLA): one weekly frequency (Fridays). Starts on 16 December.
Frequencies to and from Sétif (QSF) will be increased up to four weekly services.
In addition, the carrier said that it will offer flights from Paris-Orly to Antalya (AYT) and Izmir (ADB) as of 22 April 2023, as part of the program to expand connections between France and Turkey.
Lyon-Saint Exupéry (LYS) services:
Istanbul (IST): two weekly frequencies (Thursdays and Sundays). Starts on 30 October.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (LPA): one weekly service (Sundays). Starts on 30 October.
Béjaïa (BJA): two weekly frequencies (Tuesdays and Fridays). Starts on 1 November.
Dakar (DSS): one weekly service (Saturdays). Starts on 5 November.
Hurghada (HRG): one weekly service (Saturdays). Starts on 5 November.
Tenerife Sur (TFS): one weekly service (Saturdays). Starts on 5 November.
Additionally, frequencies to and from Constantine (CZL) will be increased up to two weekly services, which will be available on Mondays and Thursdays.
Nantes-Atlantique (NTE) services:
Oran (ORN): two weekly frequencies (Tuesdays and Fridays). Starts on 12 October.
Montpellier-Méditerrané (MPL) services:
Madrid (MAD): two weekly frequencies (Thursdays and Sundays). Starts on 30 October.
Marseille-Provence (MRS) services:
Marrakech (RAK): two weekly frequencies (Wednesdays and Saturdays). Starts on 2 November.