All-business operator La Compagnie is to add New York connections to Tel Aviv and Milan after resuming transatlantic flights from France after a break of more than a year.
La Compagnie had last month indicated plans to resume flights to New York Newark from both Paris Orly and Nice, having suspended the flights in March 2020 when travel restrictions to counter the Covid outbreak were implemented.
The carrier resumed its Paris-Newark flights on 12 June, initialy operating the route twice-weekly. It plans to gradually increase frequency to daily by September.
It will resume thrice-weekly flights from Nice to Newark from 2 July, operating through until the end of September.
France in early June cleared the path for Americans to fly to the European country without having to quarantine upon arrival.
La Compagnie has now also detailed plans to also offer a Newark summer connection to Tel Aviv, operating vIa Paris thrice-weekly from 21 July.
Airline president Christian Vernet says: ”Over the past several weeks, we have seen an increasing demand for flights to Israel out of the United States. Our 100% Smart Business Class product is the perfect fit for this high-end clientele, and we strongly believe this is an opportunity for our airline to upgrade its summer programme.”
The airline will also from the end of November operate four weekly flights from Newark to Milan Malpensa.
”In a post Covid-19 era we anticipate a lower demand on our New York-Paris route, therefore we need to diversify our destinations offering and look for alternative routes for our second aircraft,” Vernet explains. ”Nice and Tel Aviv are a great combination for the summer season and Milan is a strong long-term route with a balanced mix of business and leisure passengers traveling throughout the year.”
Launched in the summer of 2014, all-premium operator La Compagnie operates a pair of Airbus A321neo jets, configured with 76 seats and powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines