OpenSkies Announces New Later Departure Time From Washington-Dulles to Paris-Orly

All-Business Airline Responds to Consumer Feedback Regarding Later Departure

Oct 28, 2010, 16:43 ET from OpenSkies

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to customer feedback collected from a recent passenger survey, OpenSkies, the unique all-business airline, today announced that flights from Washington-Dulles to Paris-Orly will now operate a later departure time at 7:30 p.m. (ET). This change will take effect beginning October 31.

Previously, OpenSkies' five weekly direct flights from Washington to Paris departed at 5:45 p.m. (ET) and arrived in Paris at 7:40 a.m. (CET). The new departure time will arrive in Paris at 8:10 a.m. (CET).

"Our passengers' needs are our top priority. Particularly in a competitive market and a down economy, we understand that our customers are making a choice to fly with us and we are dedicated to offering them the best service possible," said Dale Moss, CEO of OpenSkies. "We regularly survey our customers to ensure we are aware of the changes and improvements they would like to see, and the decision to move back the departure time is a direct result of that effort."

Departure times for flights traveling west-bound from Paris-Orly to Dulles will continue operating on the current schedule. All five weekly flights depart at 12:00 p.m. (CET) and arrive at Washington-Dulles at 4:00 p.m. (ET).

OpenSkies is an all-business class airline operating transatlantic flights from New York and Washington, DC to Paris-Orly. Each aircraft features a unique 2x2 configuration in both spacious cabins – Biz Seat and Biz Bed – giving passengers a choice of a window or aisle seat on every flight. Biz Seats are wide seats that recline 140 degrees with a 52" pitch, and Biz Bed seats convert to completely flat beds (180-degree recline). All seats across both cabins are equipped with universal power outlets and feature individual entertainment systems that contain more than 50 hours of programming.

Travelers also receive the following amenities on every flight:

  • Lounge access
  • Exceptional plated dining service with a selection of wine and champagne
  • Simplified access to the gate through "Fast-Track" check-in
  • Advantage of joining the "British Airways Executive Club" customer-loyalty program allowing customers to earn and burn BA Miles and to benefit from its many advantages beyond mileage. Interested consumers can register 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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