Boeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1475 times:
I think the HV brand (Transavia Airlines and Basiq Air) will once be dropped off the market. Why would AF and KL keep those brands alive? What is the added value? HV is already flying "blue" cabin crew and KL-flightnumbers most of the time nowadays... and this trend sets through.
Bigfoot From Italy, joined Dec 2003, 65 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1410 times:
Transavia is a company with significant tradition and experience. It would be a real shame if it disappeared from the market because of the AF/KL deal.
Neverheless, for the moment, HV is retaining complete autonomy in respect to KL.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1403 times:
The only times HV flies KLM flight numbers and uniforms is when they wetlease an aircraftt to KLM temporarilly.
This happens when KLM needs an aircraft and HV has to spare (so mainly outside the charter season).
During summer holiday season sometimes KLM aircraft fly for HV if and when HV needs the capacity.
For several years a KLM 737 flew with titles "operated for Transavia" next to the forward door.
Tripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1327 times:
There is a Dutch airline that is missing in this topic and that is V-bird. I don't know how they are doing, but I am really curious to know. I know they are increasing the amount of destinations and are adding 2 leased F-100s to their fleet of A320s. I don't know how they are doing financially. Someone with some info on V-bird?