Weeze Airport’s Marketing Manager, Holger Terhorst, and Manager Airport Operations, Ernst van den Berg, welcomed the crew on Transavia.com’s inaugural flight to Alicante with a celebratory cake.
- Transavia.com expanded its offering from both the Netherlands and Germany in the course of last week. On 11 October, the Air France-KLM-owned low-cost airline commenced operations on the route from Amsterdam (AMS) to Dubai (DXB), operating twice-weekly. Competition on the route is fierce, as both Emirates and KLM already provide daily frequencies, while further four and three weekly flights are operated by Garuda Indonesia and Arkefly respectively. On the same day, Transavia.com launched thrice-weekly flights to Alicante (ALC) as the first of two new routes launched last week from Weeze (NRN) across the border from the Netherlands to Germany. This was followed a day later by adding services to Málaga (AGP), which are now offered with four weekly frequencies. Competition on both routes comes from Ryanair, which recently celebrated five years of its base in Weeze, and already serves both Spanish cities with daily and five weekly frequencies respectively. Speaking of the increased offering in Weeze, Bram Gräber, transavia.com’ CEO, said: “There’s enough margin in the market to add Weeze, so that we can fly from this airport to our perennial sun destinations. This way, we’ll be strengthening our position in both the Dutch and German markets.” All three newly launched routes are operated using the airline’s fleet of 189-seat 737-800s.