NEW YORK & WASHINGTON, Sep 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- OpenSkies, the premium transatlantic airline operating flights from New York and Washington, D.C. to Paris-Orly, is now offering iPads(R) to travelers. Beginning in October, OpenSkies will be the first French flag carrier to offer the iPad as a part of its inflight entertainment offering. The new devices will be introduced on the OpenSkies Newark to Paris-Orly route in an effort to further enhance customers' onboard experience.
"As an airline, OpenSkies is known for its innovation and will continue to invest in new technology and products which give our customers a best-of-class experience in the sky," said Karin Drylie, OpenSkies Product Manager. "The introduction of the iPad to our inflight entertainment marks a significant improvement in the experience for customers, using the very latest technology to offer better image quality on a far bigger screen."
At the beginning of each trip, travelers will be handed an iPad pre-loaded with 64GB of recent films, TV and games to use for the duration of the flight. In addition, a new customer guide provides a quick and easy introduction to the specially programmed iPad, as well as a list of entertainment choices.
OpenSkies is also announcing the suspension of service between Washington Dulles Airport and Paris-Orly beginning on October 29, 2011. All customers booked on flights beyond October 28, 2011, will be contacted by an OpenSkies representative and given choices on alternative transportation or a refund to ensure they are accommodated.
OpenSkies is the premium transatlantic 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. 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 200,000 passengers.
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