OpenSkies to Celebrate Its Maiden Flight from Paris to Washington D.C.

PARIS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSkies, the unique all business class airline builds upon its network of direct transatlantic flights with the opening of a new route between Paris and Washington D.C. Monday, May 3rd 2010. In doing so, the company hopes to attract new customers, confirming its position in 2010 as an innovative and leading company in the business class airline sector.

A Boeing 757-200 entirely equipped with business class seats will take off from Orly South on Monday, May 3rd 2010 at noon. It will be the first direct flight to depart to Washington D.C. from Orly South.

"We are very proud to be able to offer our clients a new direct transatlantic route," said Dale Moss, CEO of OpenSkies. "This maiden flight is a strong symbol for the company, bringing about the first flight from Orly to Washington D.C., something that has never been done before. This is an important step forward, confirming our position as an innovative and flexible airline current within the market."

The unique configuration of the plane offers passengers enhanced comfort with only 64 seats on the plane; 40 are "Biz Seat" class, which provide the best comfort-price ratio in the transatlantic market, and "Biz Bed" class, offering 24 perfectly flat beds that recline 180 degrees in a private space.

An exceptional promotional offer to travel between Washington D.C. and Paris

To celebrate their launch, OpenSkies is offering its passengers an exceptional duo offer available in both business class cabins.*

OpenSkies, a smart, colorful and connected airline

Offering a special attention to detail, OpenSkies is a company in perpetual search of innovation, of which the values speak in three simple words; Smart, colorful and connected.

Reservations for OpenSkies flights are available through the call center (Tel: 1.866.581.3596), on the OpenSkies website ( and through travel agents.

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About OpenSkies

OpenSkies is a unique all business airline that offers guests superior service, competitive fares and exceptional value. OpenSkies currently flies from New York-Newark to Paris-Orly and will be flying from Washington D.C.-Dulles to Paris-Orly beginning May 3rd. The airline offers guests innovative features onboard, including lie-flat beds, personal entertainment units with 50+ hours of programming and an upscale, healthy meal service. A subsidiary of British Airways, OpenSkies is the first airline created as a result of the E.U. /U.S. Open Skies Agreement, which allows airlines to fly between any U.S. and E. U. destination. Since OpenSkies' first flight, it has flown over 130,000 passengers. For more information: or 1-866-581-3596.

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* Airfares displayed above are one way based on round trip purchase for two people, are non-refundable, subject to availability when booked through Fares do not include government fees and taxes of up to $164 and a $2.50 September 11th Security fee. *These offers are available for purchase through May 22, 2010 for travel between May 3, 2010 and September 10, 2010. If you book through the OpenSkies call center, the fare will be $50 higher per person. Other significant restrictions may apply. See for full details.

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