XL Airways and La Compagnie airlines are merging in a bid to create a sizeable French presence in the long-haul, low-cost market. La Compagnie is an all-business-class airline operating two 74-seat Boeing 757-200s between Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) and Newark Liberty International Airport. XL Airways, also based at Paris CDG, is in the low-cost economy bracket and operates a small fleet of Airbus A330-200s and -300s. The -200s have a two-class configuration of 18 premium and 343 economy ...

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