Starting on 21 April 2011, for the first time the Dutch airline transavia.com will offer direct flights from Vienna to Rotterdam. Four times a week, the low cost carrier will fly a Boeing 737-700 to Holland?s second largest city. The Dutch airline leaves Vienna on Tuesdays at 2.50 p.m. On Thursdays and Sundays the plane leaves the Austrian capital for Rotterdam at 9 p.m. On Fridays take-off from Vienna is at 1.55 p.m. The return flight from Rotterdam to Vienna takes off at 12.20 p.m. on Tuesdays, at 6.30 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and at 11.25 a.m. on Fridays. The flying time is just under two hours.
"Vienna Airport is delighted to be able to add another destination in the Netherlands to its schedule, in addition to Amsterdam. Rotterdam has Europe´s biggest seaport and is therefore also important for business travel," explains Gerhard Schmidt, board member of Flughafen Wien AG.
Willem Hondius, general manager of transavia.com, said: "We are very pleased to have Vienna as one of six new destinations in our summer schedule. It is part of our strategy to include more attractive cities as destinations amongst our holiday and winter sports destinations, as we see a growing market here. We are flying to Vienna from Rotterdam Den Haag Airport to increase the number of destinations reachable from regional Dutch airports. Transavia.com will offer the route at fair, attractive prices and with the service for which our clients value us."
The company transavia.com looks back on a forty-year history. A member of the Air France KLM Group, transavia.com has its headquarters at Amsterdam´s Schiphol Airport. Every year more than five million passengers fly with the Dutch carrier to a total of 90 destinations in Europe and North Africa.