La Compagnie gets London Luton operations launched

La Compagnie’s London Luton to New York Newark

The men who brought La Compagnie to London. The self-proclaimed ‘boutique’ airline’s CEO Franz Yvelin was the first to check-in for the inaugural flight from London Luton to New York Newark on 27 April (notably he was not in seat 1A – he had 18F, right at the back). Also sampling the on-board product was the airport’s Airline & Cargo Development Manager, Simon Harley.

  • La Compagnie, the French all-business class carrier, began operations on its second service to New York Newark (EWR) on 27 April, with London Luton (LTN) joining the self-proclaimed boutique airline’s existing service from Paris CDG to the US hub. The 5,551-kilometre service will initially be flown thrice-weekly, with the route being ramped up through the summer – four times weekly from 3 May; five times weekly from 23 May; and six times weekly from 4 June. All flights are operated by the carrier’s 74-seat 757 aircraft and will face no direct competition. The premium service follows in the footsteps of Silverjet, which operated from the London airport to New York JFK with 767s between January 2007 and May 2008. See London Luton Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.

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