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April 23, 2024
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Almost two years to the day since announcing the Memorandum of Understanding, Dutch leisure airlineĀ Transavia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo on Tuesday. Actually, it is the first of at least 100 A320neo family aircraft for Air France-KLM, and as such the delivery was hailed as a special moment in the history of the airline group.

While the handover ceremony at the Airbus factory in Hamburg was rather straightforward, Transavia and KLM top management, staff, guests, and media welcomed the aircraft in the Transavia hangar at Amsterdam Schiphol with a special ceremony. That was almost an hour after the aircraft had landed, as she did a special tour with escort around Schiphol in the pouring rain.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.