French boutique airline La Compagnie ('The Company') is set to sharpen its appeal to corporate travellers and high flyers jetting between New York and Paris on new Airbus A321neo all-business class jets from June 2019.
This first of two A321neo single-aisle sprinters will arrive in May and take up trans-Atlantic duties from June 6 on La Compagnie's business-friendly 'corporate' flights departing New York-adjacent Newark at 7.30pm to reach Paris' Orly Airport at 8.20am the next morning (and the 10.30am / 1.10pm return leg).
Each of the two factory-fresh A321neos will sport 76 fully lie-flat seats from tip to tail.
The seats – based on the popular same Rockwell Collins Diamond design – are a definite upgrade from the angled 'sloping sleepers' of La Compagnie's current and rather crusty Boeing 757s, although they retain a 2-2 configuration.
Each passenger will be treated to a 15-inch touchscreen for inflight entertainment, paired with noise-cancelling headphones, and when it's time to grab some shut-eye on the seven hour flight, the flat bed is fitted with a mattress topper.
La Compagnie will also provide free unlimited broadband WiFi above the clouds, piped through the new ViaSat-2 satellite.
"We want our passengers to experience the internet just like they do at home or in the office," suggests Jean Charles Périno, EVP of Sales and Marketing for La Compagnie. "Our mission is to make business-class more accessible to everyone at the most attractive fare."