D.C. Connection to Paris: OpenSkies Introduces New Route

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 3rd.

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 D.C. to Paris.

"The increasing cachet of Washington D.C. 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 D.C. metro area with a new and better way to travel to Paris in style."

New Premium Options for Washington D.C. Travelers

Washington D.C. 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 http://www.ba.com/travel/echome/public/en_gb 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]:

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.

Whether traveling for business or leisure, OpenSkies provides customers with the impeccable comfort and quality of a luxury airline without the associated cost.

Learn more about this unique travel experience and book your next flight through (https://www.flyopenskies.com), the OpenSkies Concierge Desk at 1-866-581-3596 in the U.S. or 0800 91 21 28 in Paris, travel agents and all British Airways channels including www.ba.com.

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: www.flyopenskies.com or 1-866-581-3596.

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