OpenSkies Introduces New Service From New York JFK to Paris Orly

OpenSkies Introduces New Service From New York JFK to Paris Orly

Now Operating Three Daily Direct Flights to Paris

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpenSkies, the transatlantic
subsidiary of British Airways, has announced a new daily route, between New
York JFK and Paris Orly beginning March 31, 2013. This new service brings
OpenSkies to three daily services between New York and Paris.

The new flight departs New York JFK at 9:00pm and arrives at Paris Orly at
10:35am local time. Customers have a choice of three cabins, recently
introduced in celebration of OpenSkies' fourth anniversary:

  *Biz Bed, with a completely flat bed offering the best night's sleep
  *Prem Plus, a unique class, offering leather seats in a 2 x 2 configuration
  *Eco, an economy cabin offering comfort and personalized service

All customers are offered a personal iPad loaded with more than 70 hours of
entertainment, including movies, TV shows and games.

Customers can book their travel online now at or, or
via a local travel agent.By booking online, OpenSkies customers can benefit
from new functionality such as "Manage My Booking," designed to make the
process quick and easy. Customers can also manage their trip through a mobile
app; available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android smartphone users.Thanks to
dynamic packaging available on and, customers also
benefit from a wider choice of hotels, car rental and sightseeing experiences
that were handpicked by British Airways, offering increased choice of product,
guaranteed price savings and greater flexibility in holiday planning.

At JFK's Terminal 7, customers traveling in Biz Bed cabin and Executive Club
Gold and Silver card members will have access to the British Airways Galleries
lounge.This lounge offers a luxurious, private space where passengers can
relax in the ElemisĀ® spa with complimentary treatments and showers and enjoy
snacks and beverages or work before their flight.In addition, Biz Bed
passengers can take advantage of pre-flight dining, allowing them to maximize
their sleep on board.

OpenSkies is the only airline that flies to the Paris Orly West Terminal
nonstop from the U.S. This terminal provides OpenSkies passengers with
numerous advantages, such as close proximity to the center of Paris, as well
as a more extensive choice of destinations, flights and connections within
France. OpenSkies passengers are also able to benefit from a smoother journey
through the airport, with the departure gates being located just past the
security checks. Premium passengers also have access to Iberia's VIP lounge,
both spacious and recently refurbished.

Members of the British Airways Executive Club loyalty program will benefit
from their status while flying with OpenSkies.With each flight, Executive
Club members accumulate Avios points that can be converted into flight tickets
or upgrades.

For more information on OpenSkies or British Airways visit or

The British Airways logo is available at

OpenSkies Schedule                     
New York Newark    Paris Orly      18h45 8h40 (+1
New York Newark    Paris Orly      20h25 10h (+1 day)
New York JFK       Paris Orly      21h   10h35 (+1
Paris Orly         New York Newark 10h45 13h20
Paris Orly         New York Newark 13h40 16h15
Paris Orly         New York JFK    14h55 17h25

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