La Compagnie to Resume All-Business Class Flights Between New York, Paris, Nice
The French business class airline expects to restart transatlantic flights in July
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 (ORY) and New York Newark (EWR) from June, followed by its Nice (NCE)-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 received a €10 million state-backed loan in June 2020, and according to ch-aviation.com 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.”
La Compagnie operates regular flights from New York to Paris and seasonal flights from New York to Nice. The service allows flyers to use Paris as a gateway to Europe through a partnership with Worldwide by Easyjet. A dedicated concierge service is available to La Compagnie passengers at Paris Orly airport to assist with connecting flights in Europe.