French low-fare, boutique business class airline La Compagnie is mulling expansion. The airline is set to include two more aircrafts in its fleet in next two years. Earlier, La Compagnie had launched flights services between New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport and London’s Luton airport on April 24, 2015.
La Compagnie is now celebrating the first anniversary of the service with a new Duo offer to two passengers to travel on the route at discounted rates when booking business class tickets before April 30, 2016. The airline had also in March this year increased its services to six flights per week between New York and London, and planning to make it to a daily service this September. Frantz Yvelin had jointly started La Compagnie along with Peter Lueth in 2013 with the inaugural flights between Paris and New York.
Frantz Yvelin, CEO of La Compagnie, said, “I am extremely delighted over the way in which the airline has so far functioned. The airline has until now conducted 1,400 flights services and transported more than 60,000 customers ever since its launch. The airline is also running quite punctually at 80 to 90 percent. I can only say that the airline has achieved a tremendous success since it came to being 19 months ago.”
Media reports said that La Compagnie is presently conducting its flight operations with the help of two Boeing 757-200 aircrafts with each offering 74 lie-flat seats in a 2x2 layout. The airline is planning to add another Boeing 757-200 aircraft during the first quarter of 2017 for supporting its North Atlantic services. The airline is also scheduled to buy yet another Airbus or Boeing aircraft by 2018 or 2019. The airline is considering either to acquire Airbus A320neo or Boeing 737-9 aircraft. Once La Compagnie deploys the new aircraft into service it is going to expand its operations further with new flights to the U.S. West Coast, South America, and also Asia as well.