As you might remember, LEVEL is going to be invading Paris Orly in 2018. This has repercussions for British Airways OpenSkies unit – with plans to wind down the current operation.
It seems that a date has now been announced, with the 2nd September 2018 being the last day of current operations.
According to Routes Online, OpenSkies will fly for the last time on the 2nd September 2018. After which, its operations will transfer over to LEVEL.
Currently, the airline has three Boeing 757s (as pictured above), and one Boeing 767 in its fleet, offering a three class service – Eco (Economy Class), Prem Plus (Premium Economy) and Biz Bed (Business Class).
I’ve flown on OpenSkies and noted that even the product was old generation Club World service, it offered a superior service in Biz Bed that Club World.
And the airline knows how to make a proper cup of coffee in the air.
When LEVEL takes over OpenSkies routes, the three class-service will be reduced to a two-class service, with a Premium Economy Cabin (21 seats) and an Economy Cabin (293 seats). Those needing the premium cabins will either need to head to Madrid or London to pick up an Iberia or British Airways flight (at the expense of time spent connecting at different airports).
In some ways, it’s a shame the OpenSkies service is being discontinued in favour of the LEVEL two-class service. However, with many premium options out of Paris, one has to wonder how Openskies has survived this long.
The airline won’t be going away however – if one checks the booking details of any LEVEL flight out Paris… who is operating it?
You’re right. OpenSkies.
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