French low-cost airline Transavia France, a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group, has received its inaugural A320neo. This aircraft is leased from Avolon and was delivered at the Airbus manufacturing site in Toulouse. In a commitment to sustainable aviation, the airline opted for a delivery flight to Paris-Orly powered by a blend of sustainable aviation fuel.
Inside Transavia’s New A320neo
The new aircraft from Transavia France boasts 186 seats in a single-class layout, featuring Airbus’ Airspace XL bins. These spacious bins offer 40% more stowage space than conventional bins, ensuring a more seamless boarding process. Each seat has USB-C ports for passenger convenience, while the latest lighting system elevates the overall in-flight experience.
Transavia A320neo Marks Transition to All-Airbus Fleet
Introducing the A320neo aircraft marks Transavia France’s transition to an all-Airbus fleet powered by the efficient A320neo Family of aircraft. With its reduced fuel consumption and emissions, the A320neo is instrumental in driving the airline Group’s sustainable development objectives.
As part of the world’s most sought-after single-aisle aircraft family, the A320neo has garnered nearly 9,800 orders from nearly 140 customers across global markets. Transavia France selected the aircraft for its exceptional operational efficiency, reduced emissions, and superior comfort, making it the preferred choice for its domestic, European, and Mediterranean services.
Boasting new generation CFM International LEAP-1A engines and Sharklets, the A320neo offers a remarkable 50% reduction in noise footprint and 20% savings in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to previous single-aisle aircraft. These enhancements contribute to improved passenger comfort within the spacious single-aisle cabin.
Avolon’s First Lease Agreement With Transavia France
This marks Avolon’s initial lease deal with Transavia France, expanding on its current partnership with Air France-KLM Group. Avolon currently operates 105 A320neo family aircraft and has an additional 287 on order.
Andy Cronin, CEO of Avolon, welcomed Transavia France as a new customer. “Building on our relationship with the Air France-KLM Group, we look forward to supporting this long-term partnership,” he said. “Avolon begins 2024 with an orderbook of 458 aircraft which will support customers’ replacement and fleet expansion plans into the next decade.”