Dutch carrier Transavia orders seven 737-800s

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Dutch budget carrier Transavia has finalised an order for seven Boeing 737-800s, plus three options, which were previously listed against an unidentified customer on Boeing’s orders and deliveries books.

Amsterdam-based Transavia deploys a fleet of 10 737-700s and 19 -800s on routes to destinations in Europe and Africa.

It has placed an order for seven additional 737-800s, which it plans to operate from its key Dutch airports at Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.

Transavia chief financial officer Tjero Zomer says: “This order is the result of a fleet plan developed by Transavia that provides for the fleet’s long-term optimisation.

“The new Boeing 737s are also equipped with blended winglets, which together with the much lighter optional carbon brakes can provide substantial advantages regarding fuel consumption and the related factor of CO2 emissions.”

Boeing sales VP for Europe, Russia and central Asia Marlin Dailey adds: “Transavia was part of a select group of European airlines that helped Boeing bring the next-generation 737 programme to market.”

Boeing values the order at approximately $523 million at list prices, adding that Transavia has the right to convert the order to other model types.