Photos © R.Leeuw
Ceased operations: 01Jan05, merged operations into Transavia
Homebase: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
ICAO callsign: Transavia
IATA / ICAO prefix: HV / TRA (Transavia)
Boeing 737-7K2 PH-XRA (c/n 30784/873) is seen taxying to the gate after landing at Amsterdam IAP (EHAM).
While per 01Jan05 the brandname "Basiq Air" was merged into "Transavia.com", the titles on the 2 737-700s were not yet removed.
The brand Basiq Air was started as a seperate low-cost, no-frills department of Transavia; at first these flights were operated to a limited series of destinations in Europe, gradually expanding to all flights operated by Transavia.
During 2004 it became apparent either the brand Transavia or Basiq Air would cease to exist, the choice favored Transavia as the remaining brand. As from 01Jan05 both brands were to be merged into Transavia.
Boeing 737-7K2 PH-XRE (c/n 30668/1482) is seen here on take off, adorned with labels of destinations in Europe. (Jan.2005).
Another shot of PH-XRE, upon landing rw06 at Amsterdam IAP. These titles were replaced by the new brand "Transavia.com"