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New Nonstop All Business Class Service

OpenSkies launches new route linking DC to Paris

eTN Staff Writer  Feb 10, 2010

OpenSkies, the unique all-business class airline, announced today it will introduce a new service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Paris Orly Airport beginning May 3.

This new route adds to OpenSkies' established New York to Paris route and brings the "more for less" OpenSkies experience - where high standards and service are provided at an unbeatable value - to travelers flying from and through Washington DC to Paris.

"The increasing cachet of Washington DC has created a demand for unique, premium travel options at competitive rates," said Dale Moss, chief executive officer of OpenSkies. "Travelers want to receive better value, which means they want better products at better prices - and that's just what we offer. By presenting greater value than traditional business class, OpenSkies will provide the Washington DC metro area with a new and better way to travel to Paris in style."


Washington DC metro area travelers can now enjoy the OpenSkies special flight experience for some of the lowest business class fares available, with in-flight services including four-course dining, on-demand video, and attentive service in a relaxing environment.

As a subsidiary of British Airways, OpenSkies offers the advantage of joining the world class frequent flier program called "British Airways Executive Club," a customer-loyalty program that allows travelers to accumulate miles on both OpenSkies and British Airways and to benefit from its many advantages beyond mileage. Interested consumers can register at to obtain a card number.

By carrying only 72 passengers, OpenSkies gives every customer more convenience, comfort, and personalized service. Passengers enjoy more room, as each aircraft features two cabins with no middle seats in a 2x2 seat configuration, which guarantees a window or aisle every time. Each OpenSkies flight experience offers two choices of seating - business bed [BIZ BED] or business seat [BIZ SEAT]:

- BIZ BED is a private cabin with 12 seats and is the only business class available that offers seats that convert to completely flat beds (180 degree recline) on this route. Electronically controlled, these seats are equipped with universal power outlets and hold individual entertainment systems.

- BIZ SEAT is a spacious cabin with 60 wide seats that recline to 140 degrees with a 52" seat pitch. They are also equipped with universal outlets for personal computers and electronics and supply power for the video-on-demand entertainment systems that contain over 50 hours of programming.

OpenSkies also ensures guests are taken care of well before they step on board, with business lounge access and simplified check-in with "fast track." Washington DC travelers flying on OpenSkies will also have access to British Airways' Terraces Lounge, which is located in Concourse B of Dulles International Airport.

Tickets for the DC-Paris route go on sale February 9, and will be served by the OpenSkies' B757-200 aircraft. OpenSkies will begin offering 5 flights per week between DC and Paris in May, and plans to increase the frequency of flights in the coming months. OpenSkies will continue to offer the same high-quality service on its NYC - ORY route with 17 flights per week.


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