Transavia.com is intending to launch new cheap flights from Copenhagen after its newest aircraft arrived in the Danish capital.
The low-cost airline took delivery of its new Boeing 737-800 last week after the aircraft took off from its maiden journey at the manufacturer’s Seattle factory.
Senior executives from transavia.com were onboard the inaugural flight in addition to representatives from Danish and Swedish tour operators.
Michiel Meijer, the carrier’s chief executive officer, explained the new aircraft has been named Swift after the name of a new pier due to open at Copenhagen Airport later this year.
"New aircraft are more reliable, efficient and environmentally-friendly. It’s very important to our business and product that we have a young and well-functioning fleet," he commented.
Transavia.com is based at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and carries approximately 4.5 million passengers a year.
Since establishing operations in Copenhagen in November 2008, it has grown to become the fifth-largest airline based at the Danish capital.