APEX: La Compagnie selects Viasat for new A321neo aircraft

Viasat logoLa Compagnie, the exclusively business-class boutique airline offering two daily flights between New York and Paris, has partnered with Viasat for inflight connectivity on its new Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Deployment of the new inflight Wi-Fi service is scheduled for April 2019, making unlimited in-flight connectivity available to all 76 passengers onboard.

The boutique airline says it selected Viasat because its unique satellite design has the ability to meet connectivity demands even in high-density areas, like major airport hubs and congested air corridors.

“We are excited to offer unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi to all the passengers onboard our new aircraft,” said Jean Charles Périno, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for La Compagnie.

“Viasat’s in-flight connectivity has unmatched speed, quality and affordability so everyone onboard can experience the internet just like they do in their home or office.

“Business-class democratisation is in our DNA. This is a perfect match with Viasat’s solution: we will be offering this unlimited Wi-Fi access at a fraction of the cost of competitive solutions, following our low-fare approach. We are proud, as a small airline, to have the best in the market to offer to our passengers.”

Don Buchman, Viasat’s VP Commercial Aviation.
Don Buchman, Viasat’s VP Commercial Aviation.

Don Buchman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Aviation at Viasat, said: “La Compagnie is reinventing the business-class experience, giving passengers uncompromised service quality and high-end perks, which include having Viasat’s best-in-class Wi-Fi service on board.

“Given La Compagnie’s primary flight routes over the Atlantic, they will use our latest satellite system, ViaSat-2, giving passengers an optimal connectivity experience — with industry-best speeds, performance and reliability — gate-to-gate.”

La Compagnie’s exclusively business-class A321neo aircraft are scheduled to operate between New York and Paris from April 2019. They will also be equipped with 76 full flat seats for an even more comfortable business-class experience.

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