Budget airline Transavia will be launching brand new services on three continents from Brussels Airport next year. The airline will start the nine new routes in March 2020 in a bid to tailor its services to meet customer demand.
Extensive network expansion
Transavia will take a step into unfamiliar waters next year as it opens up operations from Brussels Airport. The Dutch airline says that it will begin nine new routes from the airport to destinations across four European countries, as well as one in Asia and one in Africa.
The network expansion offers Transavia customers the flexibility to travel some of the most popular destinations for summer 2020, pitting the airline against its competition. The following routes will start at some point between March and April 2020:
- Alicante, Spain. Starting 30th March 2020. Flying five days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
- Corfu, Greece. Starting 18th April 2020. Flying twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Faro, Portugal. Starting 30th March. Flying four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
- Crete (Heraklion), Greece. Starting 4th April 2020. Flying twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
- Ibiza, Spain. Starting 3rd April 2020. Flying three days a week on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.
- Thessaloniki, Greece. Starting 2nd April 2020. Flying three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
- Verona, Italy. Starting 2nd April 2020. Flying three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
- Tel Aviv, Israel. Starting 31st March 2020. Flying three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
- Agadir, Morocco. Starting 30th March 2020. Flying twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
All of these routes are now open for booking.
The move to develop routes out of Brussels helps Transavia to fill its customer demand. It says a lot of the travelers who fly with the airline come from Belgium already, so it’s bridging the current gap and offering passengers more flexibility.
In a statement, the Commerical Director of Transavia said that opening in Brussels was a strategic move. Erik-Jan Gelink said:
“We continue to look for opportunities to strengthen our position. Our research indicates that there is a gap in the market from Brussels for low –cost leisure travel which Transavia can fill.”
And it’s certainly executing on that goal. Not only will opening in Brussels help Transavia get the customer interest it wants, but flying to these attractive vacation cities will also guarantee that more people put trust in its service and low prices.
Another investment for Transavia
Transavia’s network expansion is important but it’s also come at a pivotal time. The airline is creating an offering that will allow it to better compete with other growing low-cost airlines like Wizz Air. It’s expanding into the summer season which is one of the busiest and most profitable periods in the calendar for travel.
And so, perhaps in line with that Transavia seems to be on a mission of drastic expansion at the moment. At the start of last month, it branched into Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport to open its fouth operational base. In addition, Transavia announced additional summer destinations from Paris and The Netherlands which, like the Brussels venture, help it to meet customer demand.
We’re excited to see what traction these new routes get. Will you be flying with Transavia to any of its new summer 2020 destinations? Let us know in the comments below!