Mar 03, 2016: Delta Air Lines has signed a codeshare agreement with Transavia, a subsidiary of KLM that will expand the choice of onward destinations offered by Delta from the United States via its hub at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.
Once government approvals have been received, customers flying on any of Delta's 19 peak-day flights from the US to Amsterdam will be able to connect with Delta marketed code onto 10 Transavia destinations, including four destinations not currently offered by Delta through its existing trans-Atlantic airline partnerships. These new codeshare points include: Seville and Alicante, Spain; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Marrakech, Morocco. Six points already served by Delta will receive additional schedule connection opportunities with Transavia, including Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia and Ibiza, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; and Casablanca, Morocco.
"Partnering with Transavia will enable Delta to expand its network to include more leisure destinations, primarily in the Mediterranean region, that are popular with US tourists during both summer and winter months," said Nat Pieper, Delta's senior vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This agreement complements our already extensive network of codeshare services offered via Amsterdam with our partner KLM and opens the possibility of Delta being able to codeshare to additional Transavia destinations in the future."
Delta codeshare on these Transavia routes will provide customers with co-ordinated customer service, a single ticket and through-check in of bags to their final destinations. Delta SkyMiles members will be eligible to earn frequent flyer miles on all Delta codeshare routes with Transavia.
Transavia serves more than 110 destinations throughout Europe and into North Africa with its fleet of 43 Boeing 737 aircraft.
Delta marked its 25th anniversary of service to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol last year.
Recently, Delta Air Lines also filed an application with the US government to provide non-stop service to Cuba from four key cities in the United States. Delta seeks approval to serve Havana with daily flights from its hubs in Atlanta and New York's JFK International Airport as well as from Miami and Orlando. Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. Delta would serve the flights from Atlanta and JFK with the Boeing 757-200, and Miami and Orlando with the Boeing 737-800.