OpenSkies, L'Avion Complete Merger


OpenSkies, the all-business airline operating nonstop flights between New York (Kennedy and Newark) and Paris (Orly), as well as between New York (Kennedy) and Amsterdam (Schiphol), has completed its merger with L’Avion, the first all-business class French airline. The combined airline, now called OpenSkies, is a premium subsidiary of British Airways. OpenSkies has been working to fully integrate L’Avion since it acquired the airline in 2008. This is the first European transatlantic merger to include full integration.  

The company’s operating certificate is now located in France, resulting in the company relocating headquarters to Orly, Paris, one of OpenSkies’ primary hubs. Additional employees will be based in New Jersey.

The OpenSkies crew and management will be comprised of the top team members from both airlines. Dale Moss will remain managing director and Marc Rochet, former L’Avion CEO, is now executive vice president.

Roundtrip pricing for both cabins begins at $1,100 for a Biz Seat cabin and $2,211 for a Biz Bed cabin for Paris.  For Amsterdam, roundtrip pricing is as low as $875 in the Biz Seat cabin and $2078 in the Biz Bed cabin.

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