All-business-class carrier La Compagnie plans to resume operations between New York and Paris next month after more than a year's hiatus, the carrier announced.
La Compagnie's daily operations have been suspended since March 2020, when the U.S. first imposed restrictions on non-resident travel from Europe. The carrier has stayed afloat in the meantime by operating charter flights and with a €10 million loan guaranteed by the French government last June, at which time it expected to be back with regular service by the end of 2020. More recently, La Compagnie secured a second €10 million government-guaranteed loan and "renewed financial support from its shareholders," as it expects restrictions will lift in the coming weeks with increasing vaccination rates in the United States and Europe, according to the carrier.
While a confirmed flight schedule will depend on those restrictions lifting, La Compagnie said its flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Paris Orly Airport should resume in June. The carrier also plans to restart its seasonal service between Newark and Nice in July.
La Compagnie, which launched in 2013, flies Airbus A321neo aircraft with 76 full-flat seats.