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Transavia launches Marseille-Yerevan flight route

The low-cost airline to operate direct flights between Marseille, France and Yerevan, Armenia

Marseille, FrancePhoto by Alexander Naglestad

Transavia, a budget airline and subsidiary of KLM within the Air France–KLM group, will commence flights on the Marseille – Yerevan – Marseille route starting from June 27, 2023. Passengers can anticipate regular round-trip flights on this route, which will operate on a weekly basis specifically on Tuesdays.

Transavia is a Dutch low-cost airline that operates primarily from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with additional bases at Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport. Transavia also operates Transavia France as its subsidiary in France.

Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Marseille is the second-largest city in France, following closely behind Paris. Nestled on the enchanting Mediterranean coast, Marseille flourishes as a significant port city. It serves as a thriving center for diverse industries, including shipbuilding, food processing, and chemicals production.

With an estimated population of around 80,000 Armenians, Marseille hosts one of the largest Armenian communities in France, constituting approximately 10% of the city’s overall population. The Armenian presence in Marseille has a rich and longstanding heritage, dating back to the 16th century when Armenian merchants from the Ottoman Empire initially established themselves in the city.

Yerevan, the capital and largest city of Armenia, rests along the banks of the Hrazdan River in the central-western region of the country. As one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, Yerevan boasts a history that dates back to the 8th century BC.

Throughout the centuries, the city has served as a significant hub for Armenian culture and intellectual pursuits. Yerevan proudly houses numerous universities, museums, and theaters, nurturing a vibrant educational and artistic scene. Furthermore, the city attracts a substantial number of tourists who flock to explore its wealth of historical and cultural landmarks.

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