More convenience and choice for business travellers

Amsterdam, 21 October 2015

As of today, business travellers have maximum choice at Transavia. They are allowed to choose any available seat and change flight and passenger details up to two hours before departure. In addition, they are fast-tracked through security and benefit from all kinds of exclusive Flying Blue offers.

These are the benefits of Max, one of the three fare packages Transavia has recently introduced. Max stands for extra comfort and flexibility. The airline is meeting the trend in which business travellers are taking control of their choices. With Max, they can change their travel plans at the very last moment. "It is possible to change the time, date, route of your flight and even the passenger details up to two hours before departure. All this without paying the change fee of €50," explains commercial director Roy Scheerder. "Perfect for last-minute schedule changes – when that meeting in Paris is changed to an appointment in Berlin. The traveller only pays for any difference in ticket price."

Flying Blue benefits at Transavia
Flying with the Max fare also means earning extra Miles: an additional 1,000 Flying Blue Award Miles per return flight, regardless of your destination. And Transavia will soon be offering another attractive benefit for Flying Blue members. As of the end of October, travellers will also be able to view the ticket prices on www.transavia.com in Award Miles, which makes it even easier to book a flight with Miles. This is good news for many Flying Blue members, as they now have more options for actually spending their Flying Blue Award Miles on tickets.

Fast-track security
Businessmen and women, managers and CEOs rarely have time to spare and want to get to their appointments or workplace as quickly as possible upon arrival. Transavia facilitates this by offering Max passengers the choice of any available seat; even the seats at the front of the aircraft, so they can disembark quickly. Of course, they can also choose a seat with extra legroom. "Better still: thanks to the fast-track security clearance, you only need arrive at Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport or Parijs-Orly shortly before departure. You go through the security checks much faster and save valuable time," says Scheerder. In addition, Transavia is looking at the option to allow travellers with the Max fare to take two pieces of hand luggage on board instead of one.

Twice a day to Berlin
Great comfort and maximum choice: to suit the action to the word, Transavia will be increasing the number of flights to popular business destinations next year. The airline will be flying from Rotterdam to Berlin, Rome, Vienna and Budapest twice a day. "You can fly out to Paris for your morning meeting and be back in time for dinner!" The number of flights from Eindhoven Airport to Copenhagen and Barcelona will be increased to twelve a week, and as of February, the Transavia network from Eindhoven will be expanded to include Munich (twelve flights a week) and Prague (six flights a week). Even the flights from Schiphol to Paris-Orly will be increased to twelve flights a week.

New campaign
To spread the word about all the advantages of business travel with Transavia, the airline has launched a new campaign. Using online media and the digital screens at Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Transavia intends to target the clever and price-aware business traveller. This is the first time in the company’s 50-year history that Transavia is targeting this group of travellers so emphatically. "But this fits our new strategy," says Scheerder. "We want to be the best affordable airline that is accessible for everyone – and this includes business travellers. Business travellers are increasingly opting for more affordable flights. Besides, the level of customer service offered by Transavia deserves a wider audience."

About Transavia – 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 accessible low-cost airline in Europe, leading in hospitality, service and digital services. Transavia offers an attractive basic price for both leisure and business travellers with additional (paid) products and services. Transavia (Netherlands and France) 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 and Lyon.