La Compagnie to resume regular all business class flights to New York

17 May 2021 by Mark Caswell
La Compagnie A321 neo

French all business class airline La Compagnie is gearing up to resume transatlantic flights from Paris and Nice.

The carrier suspended regular scheduled flights in March 2020 following the onset of Covid-19, and since then has only operated ad hoc charter services.

La Compagnie retweeted a post by Aero News, which said that the airline plans to resume regular flights between Paris Orly and New York Newark from June, followed by its Nice-Newark service in July.

The carrier operates a fleet of two A321 neo aircraft, configured with 76 fully-flat Diamond seats by Collins Aerospace.

La Compagnie A321neo cabin. Credit: Christophe Dauphin

La Compagnie received a €10 million state-backed loan in June 2020, and according to the carrier secured a second €10 million loan earlier this month, “in addition to an undisclosed ‘significant’ capital injection from its shareholders”.

The report also quoted the airline’s chairman Christian Vernet as saying:

“Obtaining this second state-guaranteed loan is evidence that La Compagnie is recovering. We never stopped reinventing ourselves during this past year in order to face the crisis and we have even found new angles and short-term opportunities to guarantee La Compagnie’s longevity. We are now in the home stretch of our recovery preparations.”

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