Transavia France, a subsidiary of Air France-KLM, has shared some of the design details of its new passenger cabins on the airline’s new Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The first of these aircraft, which will be fitted with 186 Recaro SL370 seats, is slated to enter service in early 2024.
These seats, which will all be reclined at a fixed 15-degree angle, are an improved design, slightly wider (18.9 inches) and with longer armrests than those fitted on Transavia’s current Boeing 737 fleet. Seat pitch will remain at 29 inches.
The seatback tray has also been enlarged by almost two inches to provide more room. Each passenger will also have access to USB-C 60W ports to recharge their personal devices when in flight.
Another new addition is the Airbus XL overhead bins, which offer 37% more space than earlier models, making it possible for eight standard size bags (55x35x25) to fit vertically compared to the current five.
In December 2021 Air France-KLM ordered 100 Airbus A320neo aircraft, with options for an additional 60, to be distributed between KLM and Transavia’s Dutch and French subsidiaries.
The A320neo’s entry into service with Transavia marks a break with tradition for the Dutch-French hybrid airline which has been an all-Boeing operator for much of its decades-long history.
The first aircraft of the type to be operated by Transavia was spotted in Toulouse, France, in October 2023.