OpenSkies completes merger with L'Avion
OpenSkies, announced today that it has completed its merger with L'Avion, the first all business class French airline. The combined airline, now referred to as OpenSkies, offers customers a single Business Class brand.
A premium subsidiary of British Airways, OpenSkies has been working to fully integrate L'Avion since it acquired the airline in 2008. This is the first European transatlantic merger to include full integration. Travelers flying the new OpenSkies will benefit from additional enhancements and will receive the same advantages they experienced with both L'Avion and OpenSkies - flexible pricing structure, premium comfort, personalized service, and exceptional value.
The L'Avion Boeing 757-200 fleet is being repainted with the updated OpenSkies livery, with the last aircraft being completed by mid-May. The name "OpenSkies" will be written in purple on the planes' fuselage, mixing in tones of L'Avion's signature purple as a tribute to that airline.
The company's Operating Certificate is now located in France, resulting in the company relocating headquarters to Orly, Paris, one of OpenSkies' primary hubs. The OpenSkies crew and management will be comprised of the top team members from both airlines. Dale Moss will remain Managing Director and Marc Rochet, former L'Avion CEO, is now Executive Vice President.