La Compagnie, a privately-owned all-business class French carrier, is scheduled to receive its two new Airbus A321 neo aircrafts featuring fully flat seats in 2019. The airline is presently operating twice daily business class flights from Paris to New York. Earlier, the airline used to conduct flights services between New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport and London’s Luton Airport, but had to finally drop the route in September 2016 because of financial woes and non profitability.
Media reports said that La Compagnie wants to phase out the two Boeing 757-200 aircrafts it is currently operating with the new Airbus A321 neo aircrafts after taking their delivery. The Boeing 757-200 aircrafts offer angled lie-flat seating, while the Next Gen A321 neos would be providing fully flat seats. Apart from this, Wi-Fi connectivity would also be offered on A321 neos. According to the reports, the seating layout of A321 neos is yet to be confirmed, but it would surely be an all-business class configuration.
Laurent Magnin, CEO of La Compagnie, said, “It’s undoubtedly an important decision for La Compagnie to buy two new Airbus A321 neo aircrafts. This is significant keeping in view the industry standards, and would be a good replacement for our present fleet of Boeing 757 aircrafts. Our aim is to keep valuable customers fully satisfied and happy. This will enable us to evolve as a brand and help maintain our unique position in the market. We are also extremely delighted to state that the year 2017 has so far seen La Compagnie flying over 40,000 passengers, of which 60 percent were alone from the United States and 25 percent were frequent fliers. We also want to make it abundantly clear that La Compagnie will make extensive efforts to boost its transatlantic services by continuously offering flights between Paris and New York.”