La Compagnie orders two A321neos

French Paris Orly based business only airline La Compagnie has ordered a pair of A321neos to replace its ageing 757-200’s. The new aircraft will be delivered in 2019. 

The new aircraft will be equipped with fully flat beds and will allow the carrier to accelerate its transatlantic development on Paris to New York flights.
The company did try to operate from London Luton but the route proved unviable. 

La Compagnie, a self-styled boutique airline, began operations in July 2014 with a single leased Boeing 757-200. A second was later added. Monarch engineering at Birmingham BHX maintain the aircraft.

The airline issued the following statement: 

“Since joining forces with XL Airways in 2016, we have progressively focused on optimizing our performance across all fronts,” La Compagnie CEO Laurent Magnin said. “This year alone, La Compagnie has flown over 40,000 passengers, in which 60% were from the US and 25% frequent flyers. The purchase of two new Airbus A321neos, which are more in line with industry standards than our current fleet of Boeing 757s, is an important step in maintaining our unique position in the market as we continue to invest in our clients and evolve as a brand.”