La Compagnie: New Airbus A321neo elevates New York to Paris flying experience

La Compagnie, takes delivery of its first Airbus A321neo

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La Compagnie, the exclusively business-class boutique airline offering travel between New York and Paris, has confirmed the delivery of its first Airbus A321neo in May 2019 with the first commercial flight scheduled for June 6, 2019. Customers booking travel on La Compagnie can prepare to enjoy the new Airbus A321neo experience starting in June.

With the arrival of the first A321neo, La Compagnie will grow its fleet to three aircraft, allowing the airline to increase its service offerings between New York and Paris in addition to the launch of its Nice route which will operate five times weekly, Wednesday through Sunday. A third daily flight between New York and Paris will be added to the schedule at peak periods with up to three daily flights during the months of June, September and October. Details of the new schedules include depart New York (EWR) at 11:30PM and arrive in Paris (ORY) at 1:10PM the following day; return from Paris at 7:30PM and arrive in Newark at 10:00PM the same-day. The seasonal flight between New York and Nice will launch on May 5, 2019 with direct service to the French Riviera between the months of May and October.

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“The launch of the Nice route marks a major milestone for the airline,” said Jean Charles Périno, EVP of Sales and Marketing for La Compagnie. “While we are excited to get this new route up and running, we are also looking forward to the delivery of our new Airbus A321neo which will allow us to enhance our services between New York and Paris, which operated at an average load factor above 80% in 2018.”

La Compagnie will operate its new Airbus A321neo cabin equipped with 76 full-flat seats on its “corporate” flights departing New York (EWR) at 7:30PM and arriving in Paris (ORY) at 8:20AM the following morning. Westbound flights will leave Paris at 10:30AM with a same-day arrival in New York at 1:10PM. The thoroughly modern, efficient and eco-friendly A321neo will take La Compagnie’s in-flight business-class experience to new heights with more comfort and state of the art on board technology, including complimentary Wi-Fi service.

“The decision to offer every passenger free and unlimited access to the internet was obvious,said Jean Charles Périno, EVP of Sales and Marketing for La Compagnie. “We want our passengers to experience the internet just like they do at home or in the office. Our mission is to make business-class more accessible to everyone at the most attractive fare.”

The introduction of the new product will further enable La Compagnie to continue growing its unmatched product offering. In 2018, La Compagnie flew 63,500 passengers (+12%) with a 80% load factor (+1.5%).