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La Compagnie orders two Airbus A321neos

La Compagnie (Paris) has made this announcement:

Three years after launching as an exclusively business-class boutique airline with trans-Atlantic routes on July 4 2014, and a year since doubling its daily flights between New York and Paris, La Compagnie is accelerating its development with an order of two Airbus A321neo aircrafts. This investment in the new Airbus aircraft marks a major milestone for the still-young boutique airline, revealing stable growth and progressive future development.

Due for delivery in 2019, the thoroughly modern, efficient and eco-friendly A321neos will take La Compagnie’s in-flight business-class experience to new heights with the latest technologies, Wi-Fi service and “full-flat” beds, ensuring passengers are well-connected and well-rested upon arrival in New York or Paris.

The choice of the French aeronautical firm Airbus, which is headquartered in Blagnac and has manufacturing facilities across Europe and around the world, strengthens La Compagnie’s “French-in-spirit” philosophy that has made the carrier so desirable for intercontinental passengers.

The two Airbus A321neos will be introduced to the La Compagnie fleet in 2019 with a full business-class configuration and the most attractive fares on the market.

Image: La Compagnie.

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La Compagnie today starts London – New York area flights

La Compagnie (Paris-CDG) today enters the very competitive London – New York area market. The French boutique upscale carrier commences Boeing 757-200 services today between Luton Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport with Boeing 757-256 F-HTAG (msn 29307).

La Compagnie logo-2 (LRW)

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by La Compagnie). Former Thomson Airways Boeing 757-204 F-HCIE (msn 27208, ex G-BYAT) remains at Southend as it is prepared for service.

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La Compagnie 757-200 cabin (La Compagnie)(LR)

La Compagnie crew (La Compagnie)(LR)

La Compagnie to add a new route from London Luton to Newark

La Compagnie (Paris) has announced it will add the London (Luton) – Newark route on April 24. The new route will be operated four days a week with its 74-seat business class Boeing 757-200s.

La Compagnie logo-2 (LRW)

Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 757-256 F-HTAG (msn 29307) taxies at Paris (CDG>

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La Compagnie to fly from the London area to Newark with its second Boeing 757

La Compagnie (Paris-CDG) is moving into the London area market.  The new business class airline is planning to launch a new route from a London area airport to Newark in March 2015 after it takes delivery of its second 74-seat Boeing 757-200 per the Wall Street Journal.

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The new airline commenced scheduled flights from Paris (CDG) to Newark on July 21, 2014.

Copyright Photo: Jacques Guillem/AirlinersGallery.com. The first aircraft, Boeing 757-256 F-HTAG (msn 29307) is pictured at the Paris (CDG) base.

 

 

La Compagnie launches scheduled business class operations to Newark

La Compagnie (formerly Dreamjet) (Paris-CDG) yesterday (July 21) evening launched its business class passenger operations. Flight BO 100 departed at 18:30 from Terminal 1 at Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) to Newark with the pictured Boeing 757-256 F-HTAG (msn 29307).

Copyright Photo: Manuel Negrerie/AirlinersGallery.com.

SWAPA applauds the Dreamjet decision by the DOT but still opposes the Norwegian Air International application

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The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) (Dallas), the union representing the pilots of Southwest Airlines, issued this statement:

The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) commends the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) for granting an exemption to Dreamjet, a startup airline, based in France within the European Union (EU).

“The rapid approval of Dreamjet’s application is applauded by the pilots of Southwest Airlines,” said Captain Paul Jackson, SWAPA Governmental Affairs Chairman. “We agree with the DOT that Dreamjet is fit to serve the EU-US market under the terms of the Open Skies agreement.”

This approval for Dreamjet is in contrast to the application for a foreign carrier exemption on file with the DOT by Norwegian Air International (NAI). The pilots of Southwest Airlines have opposed the application of NAI from early in the process based on their flag of convenience strategy and usurping of labor laws with the offshoring of crews.

“We continue to oppose NAI and at the same time applaud the DOT for recognizing EU carriers that comply with the rules and grant them entry to a fair and equitable market,” Jackson continued.

Dreamjet is set to launch five weekly flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Newark Liberty Airport on July 11 with a Boeing 757-200 configured with 74 business class seats.

Note: Dreamjet has now been renamed La Compagnie.

Dreamjet becomes La Compagnie, ready to start business class flights on July 11

La Compagnie 757-200 (14)(Flt)(LRW)

Dreamjet (Paris) has become La Compagnie (The Company). The would-be airline has filed an application with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to operate all-business Boeing 757-200 flights from Paris (CDG) to Newark. The new airline is now planning to launch operations on July 11.

La Compagnie logo (LRW)

Frantz Yvelin is the founder and visionary, who perviously founded L’Avion (Paris).

Images: La Compagnie.

La Compagnie FAs (La Compagnie)(LR)

La Compagnie seat (LR)

Video: Interview with Frantz Yvelin (in French):