The main activities in this sector are the catering business and the leisure business. The revenues of the other businesses amounted to €1.37 billion, up by 5.3% on a constant currency basis (+5.6% reported relative to December 31, 2012).
Leisure business (Transavia)
Transavia, the Group’s low cost subsidiary, has operations in the Netherlands and France directed at medium-haul leisure customers as well as, via its charter ﬂights, tour operators. At December 31, 2013, Transavia had a ﬂeet of 41 Boeing 737-700 and 800 aircraft, of which 30 aircraft in the Netherlands and eleven in France, and 2,050 employees. In the Netherlands, Transavia offers 94 destinations around the Mediterranean rim out of Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam. In France, Transavia offers 33 tourist destinations on departure from Paris Orly. During the 2013 ﬁnancial year, Transavia carried 8.9 million passengers.
In 2013, Transavia pursued its growth in both the Netherlands and France. Activity in the Netherlands was, however, impacted by the difficulties of tour operators, particularly in destinations affected by political unrest (Egypt and Tunisia). The company continued to develop connecting flows with KLM. In France, as foreseen within the framework of Transform 2015, Transavia operated three additional aircraft. Furthermore, following the progress update in October 2013, the Group decided to accelerate its development in France. In Summer 2014, Transavia will thus operate 16 aircraft, five more than in Summer 2013. Some ‘‘mixed’’ destinations will notably be served by both Air France and Transavia.
The catering business is regrouped around Servair, an Air France subsidiary and KLM Catering Services, a KLM subsidiary. A more than 97%-owned subsidiary of Air France, Servair is the leader in the French catering market and ranks number three amongst the airline catering companies globally. As the day-by-day partner of the airlines for in-ﬂight services and passenger comfort, Servair exercises its activity in three main areas:
- catering and logistics with the assembly of meal trays for passengers and crews and their loading, within the respect of regulations speciﬁc to the air transport sector and the pre-preparation of meals;
- the cleaning and loading of cabins through its subsidiary ACNA. Through its other subsidiaries, Servair also offers its customers services such as assistance for passengers with impaired mobility, the management of on-board sales and the supply of newspapers and magazines. The company thus offers a range of services which are vital to the air transport industry and to passenger comfort;
- lastly, Servair offers consultancy based on a comprehensive range of customized services offering the airline world the best support whether on the ground or in the air.