Ljubljana Airport welcomed the arrival of Transavia’s new route from Amsterdam on 4 April. Seen welcoming the inaugural flight crew with flowers on the apron is Janez Krašnja, Head Of Airline Management, Ljubljana Airport. There were also chocolate pops for passengers to enjoy, while Transavia-branded bicycles, a key feature of Amsterdam’s culture, also adorned the gate area. The carrier will provide three weekly flights on the 974-kilometre sector, with it seeing direct competition from Adria Airways.
This splendid cake was made to welcome Transavia’s new three times weekly link from Amsterdam to Belgrade, a route which began on 4 April. The 1,408-kilometre city pair is already flown by Air Serbia 10 times weekly.
- Transavia has welcomed six new services to its network this week, including the resumption of flights between Rotterdam (RTM) and Bergerac (EGC), a route it last operated in S15. Rotterdam has also welcomed routes to Gran Canaria (LPA) and Venice Marco Polo (VCE). This week has also marked Transavia adding two new airports to its network. Having brought the capitals of Sweden and Finland into its network last week, it has now introduced the capitals of Serbia and Slovenia to its list of destinations – Belgrade (BEG) and Ljubljana (LJU) – both of which will be served from Amsterdam (AMS). Commenting on the start of flights to Ljubljana, Janez Krašnja, Head Of Airline Management, Ljubljana Airport, said: “The Netherlands is a very attractive market for Slovenian tourists, so we are extremely pleased to be able to connect to Amsterdam, further strengthening the route with a new low-cost carrier. The city is not only a lively tourist destination, but also an excellent point for connecting flights, especially within a coordinated network of flights in the Air France–KLM Group which Transavia is part of. The hope is that the link will also boost the arrival of Dutch tourists in Slovenia, which is becoming increasingly attractive as a safe, active and green destination.” While both Belgrade and Ljubljana are new to Transavia’s network, the connections to Amsterdam are the only routes launched by the airline this week that will face direct competition. The average sector length of Transavia’s new routes this week is 1,418 kilometres, while the average frequency of flights is three times weekly. See how Belgrade and Ljubljana’s FTWAs compare to others from around the world.
||Air Serbia (10)
||Adria Airways (5)
||Gran Canaria (LPA)
||Venice Marco Polo (VCE)
||Berlin Schönefeld (SXF)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser data for w/c 11 April 2017. WF = Weekly Frequency.