BA Openskies to reintroduce economy class

7 Mar 2012 by BusinessTraveller

BA Openskies is to return to a three-class product on its service between Paris Orly and New York Newark, with a total of 66 Eco class seats being added to the existing two-class layout.

When the BA subsidiary originally launched back in 2008, it offered 30 economy class seats, along with Prem+ (premium economy) and Biz (business class) cabins.

The economy seats were removed only a few months later  when the carrier merged with French airline L’Avion, in favour of an expanded premium economy cabin (see online news July 30, 2008), but BA Openskies has now announced a return to a three-class layout from June 19.

The carrier’s B757-200 aircraft will offer 11 rows of “comfortable leather” economy seating in a 3-3 layout, with passengers receiving iPads “with more than 70 hours of entertainment including movies, TV and games”. The new layout will feature 66 Eco Class seats, 28 Prem Plus seats and 20 Biz Beds.

BA Openskies is currently advertising a fare of US$1,310 return including taxes and charges in the new Eco cabin.

The carrier offers up to two flights per day between Paris Orly and New York Newark. It has previously operated a route from the French capital to Washington, as well as flights from Amsterdam to New York JFK.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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