CLA deal sealed; Transavia pilots cooperate with cost reductions

Schiphol, 7 July 2015

An overwhelming majority of the pilots voted for the agreement in principle that Transavia reached on 10 June with the Dutch pilot association, VNV, about a new CLA. The CLA will run until the end of 2016. There will be no inflation adjustments during this period. The agreement also includes a package of cost-cutting measures. As such, a number of leave days will be surrendered and the pilots' salaries will increase at a slower rate during their career. In addition, Transavia will get more options for deploying pilots more flexibly and pilots will have the option to continue working after retirement.

This CLA is a significant step towards achieving the required cost reductions and it enables Transavia to continue working on further growth. This agreement is an important part of a more comprehensive package of cost-cutting initiatives. “I am proud our pilots are prepared to unequivocally invest in the future of our company,” says Mattijs ten Brink, General Director of Transavia. “With this wonderful result, we demonstrate that Transavia is working hard on all fronts to jointly realise its ambitions.” 

The discussions with ground personnel and cabin crew associations about cost reductions are ongoing.

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 most affordable and accessible low-cost airline in Europe, with a strong focus on hospitality, service and digital services. Transavia offers an attractive basic price for both leisure and business travellers with additional (paid) products and services. Transavia 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, Lyon and Strasbourg.