Currently standing as the only business class-only commercial carrier, La Compagnie has partnered with E. Clarke Travel to offered seasonal packaged flights from Newark (EWR) to St. Maarten (SXM).
Known for its transatlantic flights between France and Newark, La Compagnie will start operating once weekly Sunday flights between Newark to St. Maarten from November 26, 2023 through April 14, 2024, with one catch.
Flights can only be booked as part of the “Travel In Style Journeys” vacation program. The 7-night customizable package is set up for guests looking to vacation in St. Maarten, Anguilla and/or St. Barts. Guests will have a list of select upscale hotels to choose from, with inter-island transfers and baggage handling being handled by the travel agency as well.
Guests will also have access to a number of exclusive offerings including private concierge services and amenities. Travelers are not limited to one resort and can split their travel between multiple islands as they desire.
“These new flights to St. Maarten are an exciting development for La Compagnie as they mark our official entry into the Caribbean market,” said La Compagnie CEO, Christian Vernet. “With leisure travel expected to remain strong, we’re thrilled to partner with Travel in Style Journeys to offer an effortless path to some of the destination’s most sought-after islands.”
“We, at E. Clarke Travel, are always looking for ways to better serve our clients,” said E. Clarke Travel CEO, Wahid Essafi. “With Travel In Style Journeys and La Compagnie, we are creating a corridor of comfort and trust to bring our existing clients as well as new clients from New York to Sint Maarten and beyond.”
La Compagnie operates two Airbus A321LR business-class only jets, each outfitted with 76 customized Collins Aerospace Diamond lie-flat seats in a 2-2 layout. All seats are equipped with IFE displays and AC and USB charging ports, with numerous storage compartments are dividers. All passengers also have access to high speed, unlimited Wi-Fi.
The only downside to this configuration is that window seat passengers will have to climb/step over their seatmate should they need to get to the aisle.
Lounge access usually comes standard as part of the La Compagnie travel experience, but the Plaza Lounge (aka the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse) was closed on short notice in late July. La Compagnie is currently seeking a new lounge partner and should offer the same level of experience by the time the Travel In Style program gets into full swing.
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