Posted on: 02 March 2016 by Mark Howells
KLM subsidiary Transavia has signed a codeshare agreement with Delta Air Lines that will expand the choice of onward destinations offered by Delta from the United States via its hub at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.tOnce government approvals have been received, customers flying on any of Delta's 19 peak-day flights from the US to Amsterdam will be able to connect with Delta marketed codes onto 10 Transavia destinations, including four destinations not currently offered by Delta through its existing Transatlantic airline partnerships.
These new codeshare points include: Seville and Alicante, Spain; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Marrakech, Morocco. Six points already served by Delta will receive additional schedule connection opportunities with Transavia, including Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Ibiza, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Casablanca, Morocco.
“Transavia sets the tone in hospitality, service and digital technology in the European low-cost market and we look forward to offering Delta customers a warm welcome and friendly service on board our flights,” explained Paul de Raad, Transavia's VP marketing and e-commerce. “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2016, our sights are set on maintaining our position as the leading European point-to-point carrier to become the most affordable and accessible airline in Europe.”
“Partnering with Transavia will enable Delta to expand its network to include more leisure destinations, primarily in the Mediterranean region, that are popular with US tourists during both summer and winter months,” added Nat Pieper, Delta's SVP EMEA. “This agreement complements our already extensive network of codeshare services offered via Amsterdam with our partner KLM and opens the possibility of Delta being able to codeshare to additional Transavia destinations in the future.”