New All-Business Class Airline Launches London to New York Route

By Paul Joseph

La Compagnie, the boutique French all-business class airline, has launched a new route from London to New York.

The flights, which will operate from London Luton Airport into New York’s Newark International Airport, went on sale yesterday, with special launch fares available from as little as £649 for a sole passenger, and £1,007 for two persons travelling together, including all taxes, for the first 500 clients.

Until now, La Compagnie has offered only regularly scheduled flights between Paris and New York.

“It is time to bring business-class air service back to where it belongs, where personalised service is offered at respectable fares,” says La Compagnie CEO and Co-Founder Frantz Yvelin.

“La Compagnie is becoming the go-to choice of the current generation of hard-working business travellers who demand something more from air transportation.”

The airline uses redesigned Boeing 757-200 aircraft dressed in signature baby blue livery. Stylish interiors feature 74 lie-flat seats in a 2x2 configuration throughout a spacious, single aisle cabin.

Passengers are treated to in-flight amenity kits including cosmetic products from natural French skincare brand Caudalie, as well as in-flight meals with seasonal menus created by acclaimed French chef Christophe Langrée.

All seats are furnished with personal Samsung Galaxy Pro 12” tablets, which can be removed from the seat backs and uploaded with an assortment of e-books, magazines, music and the latest movies.

Launched in July 2014, La Compagnie is the brainchild of two leaders in the field of air travel – Frantz Yvelin and Peter Luethi – who bring with them over 60 years’ combined experience in the aviation industry.

The first London to New York flight will depart on April 24th this year.

By Paul Joseph