OUR TEAM

ENTREPRENEURS GATHERED AROUND FRANTZ YVELIN AND PETER LUETHI CREATED LA COMPAGNIE IN 2013 FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT BUSINESS CLASS IS. OUR TEAM OF AIRLINE PROFESSIONALS HAS DESIGNED A UNIQUE BUSINESS CLASS EXPERIENCE FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS.

OUR TEAM

CHRISTIAN VERNET

General Manager

Christian, 61, started his aviation career with UTA French Airlines before stepping to the Head of Maintenance & Engineering as well as Ground Operations at Corsair International airlines in 1991. In 2004, he moved to Britair, a regional carrier of the Air France Group as VP Maintenance € Engineering and merged into HOP! In 2013. He then became the founder of Aviation Management Advisors in 2016, providing consultancy services to prime worldwide aviation industry players. Having graduated in aerospace engineering from ISAE/ENSICA he then took a MBA degree from San Diego State University.

JEAN CHARLES PERINO

EVP Sales and Marketing - co-founder

Jean-Charles, 51, was previously Sales and Marketing Director of L'Avion and OpenSkies: Jean-Charles was part of the team that launched, developed and merged L'Avion with OpenSkies within the group British Airways. He previously held various sales and marketing positions in the industry at Air Canada, L'Européenne d'Assurances, or in the start-up Liligo.com. More recently, Jean-Charles has advised various airlines in their business development strategy. Jean-Charles Perino graduated from ESLSCA, and holds an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago.

YANN POUDOULEC

EVP Engineering - co-founder

Yann, 43, first began his career at Eurocopter (Airbus Group) and then joined the aviation maintenance industry in an MRO. After working in the French airline Air Méditerranée, he joined in 2007 L'Avion, as director, which he left in 2009 to Airlinair (Air France Group), where he held the role of Technical Director until 2013. Yann Poudoulec is a graduate of the Institute of Aeronautical Maintenance of Bordeaux and the University of Hatfield.

OUR CREW

Our crew is committed to La Compagnie’s success.

Our pilots, all under a French employment contract, have been carefully selected and trained according to the highest aeronautical standards.

Our flight attendants, the true ambassadors of La Compagnie and its values, will be in charge of passengers’ comfort and safety on board our flights.

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