Transavia Airlines (HV, Amsterdam Schiphol) has announced it will enter the German domestic market with 12x weekly flights between Munich and Berlin Schönefeld beginning later this month.

Effective May 30, the Air France-KLM Royal Dutch Airlines budget subsidiary will ply the route twice daily on weekdays and daily on weekends. The LCC will be the only carrier to service the route with all other Berlin-Munich traffic currently using Berlin Tegel.

Though Schönefeld is currently a major hub for rivals easyJet (U2, London Luton) and Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l), neither of the airlines has developed a significant domestic German network out of the east Berlin gateway. In fact, the ch-aviation route database indicates that Ryanair and germanwings (4U, Cologne/Bonn) are the only operator to serve other domestic cities from the airfield. Both serve Cologne/Bonn while germanwings also serves Stuttgart Manfred Rommel.