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Luton-to-New York flights to resume in April

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Image caption Trans Atlantic flights from London Luton Airport will resume in April after a break of seven years

Direct flights from Bedfordshire to North America are set to resume in April after a break of seven years.

A business class-only service from London Luton Airport to New York will be operated by French airline La Compagnie, which also flies from Paris.

Four-times-a-week flights will operate from the airport, carrying 74 passengers on Boeing 757 aircraft.

La Compagnie said it hoped to increase the number of flights to six times a week from June.

Previously, the Silverjet carrier had operated services from Luton to New York and Dubai before folding in May 2008, less than two years after its first flight.

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