Is Transavia partner of the SkyTeam Alliance?

SkyTeam is one of the world’s largest airline alliances. Transavia is not a member, although its parent company – KLM – is a member.

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About Transavia


Launched in 1966, Transavia operates regular and charter flights to destinations across Europe. It also serves cities in Africa and the Middle East. Transavia’s network includes more than 80 destinations, as of July 2021. The low-cost carrier is a popular choice for leisure travel. It operates bases in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam/The Hague. Transavia has a fleet of over 40 Boeing 737s. Transavia is a member of Flying Blue.


Transavia is a wholly owned subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. It is also part of the Air France-KLM Group. KLM secured a majority interest in the airline during the 1990s, and acquired 100% of Transavia in 2003. Transavia has its own subsidiary based in Paris, Transavia France. Both airlines use the same branding and website.



About Skyteam and it’s members


Founded in 2000, SkyTeam is a global airline alliance. Its membership includes 19 airlines from five continents. SkyTeam’s partner airlines serve more than 1,150 destinations in 175 countries. In 2019, 630 million passengers travelled with the alliance’s airlines. The alliance is headquartered at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.


SkyTeam’s members include Transavia’s parent company KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which joined in 2004. Other members include Air France, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Other member airlines are Air Europa, Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, Korean Air and XiamenAir. Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines are also part of SkyTeam.


Although Transavia is owned by SkyTeam member KLM and it is part of the Air France-KLM Group, it is not a member of the airline alliance. This means travellers on Transavia flights are not eligible for Flying Blue Elite advantages, for example. This is despite Transavia being part of the Flying Blue frequent flier programme. This perk is open to other SkyTeam members that participate in the Flying Blue.


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