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OpenSkies ends Boeing operations, retires the brand

Type Retired: September 2, 2018 (BA8004 Newark - Paris Orly)

OpenSkies (Paris-Orly) was the trans-Atlantic airline of the International Airlines Group (IAG). It now operates under the Level brand with the retirement of the last Boeing aircraft.

The airline was a full-service carrier and offered three class service cabins on board its Boeing aircraft and operated between Paris-Orly Airport and both Newark and New York (JFK).

OpenSkies on social media announced the end:

On Monday, September 3, 2018 at 8:40 am: ultimate landing at Paris Orly for OpenSkies. We thank all of you for your loyalty, trust and enthusiasm!

Previously the carrier announced on September 2, 2018:

Today (September 2) at 7:00 pm, flight BA8004 from Newark to Paris, marks the last takeoff of the company OpenSkies. We thank our teams and all the passengers for having shared Transatlantic memories since 2008.

The last flight was operated with Boeing 767-300 F-HILU on this flight from EWR to ORY.

Previously the last Boeing 757-200 flight was operated by F-HAVN on August 25, 2018 from Paris (Orly) to Newark.

Top Copyright Photo: OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

OpenSkies aircraft slide show:


Level to launch four long-haul routes from Paris Orly, the OpenSkies brand to be retired

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2017

International Airlines Group will launch flights to Montreal, Newark, Guadeloupe and Martinique from Paris Orly from July 2018 via Level its low cost longhaul airline brand.
Fares start from €99 one way.

  • Flights to Montreal start on July 2, 2018 and operate three times per week.
  • Flights to Guadeloupe start on July 3, 2018 and operate four times per week.
  • Flights to Martinique start on September 3, 2018 and operate three times per week.
  • Flights to Newark start on September 4, 2018 and operate four times per week.

Level will base two Airbus A330-200 aircraft at Orly, each with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats.

Checked luggage (plus a free cabin bag), meals, seat selection and the latest movie releases will be complimentary for customers flying in premium economy. Those travelling in economy can chose what they want to buy based on a menu of choices. Next generation inflight technology will be available for all customers with a wide range of onboard entertainment options. There is also super-high speed internet connectivity with prices starting at €8.99.

Customers can also earn and redeem Avios, IAG airlines’ loyalty currency, giving them the opportunity to fly to 380 destinations across the Group’s network.

Level’s Paris flights will be operated by staff who currently work for IAG’s French airline OpenSkies which is based at the airport. The OpenSkies brand will cease to operate at the end of next summer and all its staff will operate Level flights.

OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

Above Copyright Photo: OpenSkies (British Airways) Boeing 767-336 ER F-HILU (msn 24341) JFK (Fred Freketic). Image: 937268.

Flights from Orly to New York will continue to operate under the OpenSkies brand until the end of summer 2018.

In Barcelona, Level will launch a new route to Boston on March 28, 2018. Flights will operate up to three times each week for the summer season. A third A330-200 aircraft will be added to the Barcelona fleet later in the summer providing the opportunity to expand its network further.

Level flies currently from Barcelona to Buenos Aires, San Francisco (Oakland) and Punta Cana with a summer service to Los Angeles.

Top Copyright Photo: Level (Iberia) Airbus A330-202 EC-MOU (msn 1777) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 938159.