OpenSkies to Cease Operations
OpenSkies, most famous for flying their B757 and B767 on transatlantic flights between Paris Orly and New York, are to cease operations on the 2nd September 2018, as it merges it’s operations with IAG’s new low-cost carrier, Level.
OpenSkies was formed a decade ago, as a Subsidiary of British Airways. British Airways wanted to be less dependent on it’s Heathrow Hub, and had a desire to start flights between the US and continental Europe. OpenSkies took ownership of one single Boeing 757-200 from British Airways, and started its transatlantic hops to New York, from Paris Orly. The subsidiary grew after absorbing the French airline “L’avion”, and later expanded their transatlantic flights with Flights from Amsterdam to New York, and Paris Orly to Washington. These were later suspended indefinitely due to economic reasons. OpenSkies now operates from Paris Orly to New York Newark, and New York John F. Kennedy airports, with a two aircraft fleet. (B767 & B757)
OpenSkies is arguably renowned for it’s comfort on it’s 8 hour transatlantic hops, with mainly Business and Premium Economy seating.
After 10 years of service, OpenSkies will cease operations on the 2nd September. It’s iconic Mistral callsign will be missed by aviation lovers on both sides of the pond.
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Credit & source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSkies