OpenSkies and American Airlines Sign New Codeshare Agreement, Increasing Connection Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Dépèche transmise le 6 décembre 2011 par Business Wire

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OpenSkies, the premium transatlantic airline operating flights from New York-Newark to Paris-Orly, and American Airlines have signed a new codeshare agreement giving OpenSkies customers more options and flexibility when flying to and from Europe.

“American and OpenSkies are looking into additional opportunities to enhance our relationship and offer our joint customers further benefits in the future.”

Effective immediately, the agreement allows American Airlines to place its AA* code on OpenSkies operated flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Paris-Orly Airport. Therefore, passengers are now able to book American Airlines flights to or from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Miami International Airport, with connections via Newark Liberty to OpenSkies operated flights. Customers can also through-check their bags between American Airlines and OpenSkies flights.

“We’re very happy to announce this codeshare agreement with American Airlines, which gives our customers the benefits of American’s extensive network,” said Patrick Malval, OpenSkies Managing Director. “This codeshare agreement will further develop into OpenSkies joining the joint business agreement between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia effective January 1, 2012, bringing added benefits for transatlantic travel.”

“This new codeshare relationship will give our customers more opportunities to seamlessly connect to Europe while enjoying the premium experience OpenSkies has to offer,” said Kenji Hashimoto, American's Vice President – Strategic Alliances. “American and OpenSkies are looking into additional opportunities to enhance our relationship and offer our joint customers further benefits in the future.”

About OpenSkies

OpenSkies is the premium transatlantic airline that offers guests superior service, competitive fares and exceptional value. OpenSkies currently flies from New York-Newark 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. For more information about OpenSkies: visit www.flyopenskies.com or 1-866-581-3596.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American’s award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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