Dreamjet applies to start Paris-Newark flights

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French start-up Dreamjet has applied with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin all-business class service between Paris and Newark Liberty International airport, regulatory filings show.

The Le Bourget-based carrier says that it intends to begin non-stop scheduled service with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft in the second half of June.

The new carrier will fly to Newark from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport, says a source close to the approvals process.

Dreamjet “has plans to expand its US-Paris transatlantic flights, and possibly add flights from other European cities, in the future”, says the filing. It adds that the new service would “result in increased travel choices, greater service options, and enhanced competition” to travellers in the USA and Europe.

The airline has applied for an air operator certificate and was awarded an “in-principle” agreement for an operating license from France’s Directorate General for Civil Aviation on 26 March, the filing shows.

United Airlines operates two flights per day, seven days per week between Newark and Charles de Gaulle. It uses a 242-seat Boeing 767-400 and 170-seat 757-200 aircraft for each flight, Innovata schedules show. Delta Air Lines also flies daily between the two airports with a 214-seat 767-300.

IAG-owned all-business class OpenSkies flies 10-times weekly between Newark and Paris Orly airport, according to Innovata.