Delta Airlines and Air France/KLM’s low-fares airline brand Transavia have forged a new codeshare partnership which expands the destinations available to U.S. travellers visiting Europe.
Pending government approval, Delta customers flying on any of Delta’s 19 peak-day to Amsterdam can connect with Transavia to ten destinations, under a Delta booking number.
The codeshare adds destinations not currently available through Delta’s trans-atlantic service: Seville and Alicante, Spain; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Marrakech, Morocco.
The flight scheduled available for six additional existing Delta destinations will increase with Transavia operated-flights for: Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Ibiza, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Casablanca, Morocco.
“Partnering with Transavia will enable Delta to expand its network to include more leisure destinations, primarily in the Mediterranean region, that are popular with U.S. tourists during both summer and winter months,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s senior vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“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.”
Flying Delta codeshare on Transavia routes customers have co-ordinated customer service, a single ticket, and be able to check their bags through to their final destination. Delta SkyMiles members can also earn frequent flyer miles on all Transavia operated Delta scheduled flights.
“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,” said Paul de Raad, Transavia’s vice president of 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.”