transavia.com, the Dutch low cost airline, has announced 15% increase in turnover to €684.2 million, ending March 31st 2007.
The 29th consecutive year of profit was posted despite pressure on profit from daily flight operations, which fell slightly compared with 2005-6, mainly due to downward pressure on prices caused by strong competition.
Profits are likely also to be boosted by a new operation, as looking to future growth, transavia.com and Air France have jointly set up a new French airline using the transavia.com brand. Focused on the French low cost market for scheduled and charter services, the new company started operations in 12 May 2007.
During this financial year, April 06 - March 07, transavia.com carried 5.1 million passengers, an 8% increase on the preceeding year, resulting in commercial load factors at 84%. Customer satisfaction scores remained high at 8.5 / 10.
Investment during the last financial year totalled €17.7 million and included the purchase of winglets, aimed at increasing fuel efficiency, and the introduction of the new house style for aircraft interiors and exteriors.
With environmental issues at the top of the aviation agenda, transavia.com takes its responsibilities seriously and is making the case for future measures implemented to be used to benefit the environment. Taking into account the specific conditions of the airline industry, transavia.com argues that any new levies and measures must be agreed at a European level so that the international aviation market is allowed to operate on a level playing field.
Throughout 2007 transavia.com offers scheduled flights to 28 destinations and 77 charter routes, operated on 32 planes, the largest fleet in transavia.com’s history.