Air France signs majority agreement with SNPL for development of Transavia France on domestic network

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The Air France-KLM Group is taking an important step in its development, with the signing of an amendment to the group’s “Air France-Transavia pilot agreement” allowing Transavia France to operate domestic routes within France.

This agreement has been signed between Air France and Transavia’s management and the SNPL Air France-Transavia, the union representing a majority of Air France pilots, following a referendum submitted to its members. A turnout rate of 82.63% – and with 90.37% of those votes being in favour of the proposal – reflects the responsibility the pilots are taking during this crucial juncture and the overall desire to provide Air France with the means to overcome the COVID-19 crisis and emerge stronger by transforming its domestic network. This network has been loss-making for years despite continuous ongoing restructuring since 2000, and it is faced with strong competition: the constant growth of both low-cost airlines and the TGV high-speed train network.

This agreement permits Transavia to operate routes within France, and adjusts pilot guarantees pertaining to European network activity in line with the levels of activity expected on the domestic network over the coming years. In September 2019 an agreement was signed lifting restrictions on the growth of Transavia’s fleet.

Launched in 2006, Transavia France is the low cost airline of the Air France Group (comprising Air France, its regional subsidiary HOP! and its low cost subsidiary Transavia. The Air France Group is a subsidiary of the Air France-KLM Group).

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