Fly OpenSkies to Paris and Make the Fast Train Connection to Lyon and Nantes

OpenSkies Airline Partners with French National Railways

Jun 22, 2010, 16:07 ET from OpenSkies

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSkies, the unique all business class airline, announced today its partnership with French National Railways (SNCF), maker of the fastest and most comfortable high-speed train in Europe, the TGV. The partnership will provide OpenSkies customers with a fast and convenient connection from Orly Airport to Lyon and Nantes starting July 6.

Travelers flying on OpenSkies from Newark Airport or Washington Dulles International will have the option to book their flight and TGV train connection in one simple step on For a limited time, OpenSkies is offering their premium train transfer service for free*! Passengers must book by September 30 for travel from July 6December 31, 2010.  

"We are pleased to provide OpenSkies travelers with even more convenient travel options to other French cities," said Dale Moss, Chief Executive Officer of OpenSkies. "Through this partnership with SNCF, we can offer the convenience of travelling with ease and class across the Atlantic and France for less."

Passengers flying to Paris will be shuttled to Massy Palaiseau, a major connection platform of the 300km/hour TGV, and board a high-speed train with spacious and comfortable accommodations that serves as the perfect complement to the unique OpenSkies travel experience. Through this connection, passengers will have access to Lyon and Nantes as well as more destinations to come.

"As a boutique airline, OpenSkies is dedicated to ensuring the highest quality service and an exceptional travel experience for its customers, from gate to gate and beyond," continued Moss. "Our partnership with SNCF exemplifies the unique service offered by OpenSkies, and we are proud to offer this option to travelers flying from both New York/Newark and Washington, D.C."

Learn more about the unique travel experience that is OpenSkies and book your next flight through (, 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

*Free train connection service is subject to availability and three days' advance purchase is required. Offer valid for bookings through September 30, 2010 for travel July 6December 31, 2010. See full terms and conditions at

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 and Washington D.C.-Dulles to Paris-Orly. 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 155,000 passengers. For more information: or 1-866-581-3596.

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