OpenSkies is a subsidiary airline of British Airways that began in June 2008. It was originally operated by BA European Limited, but in April 2009 the name was transferred to Elysair. It is a full-service carrier that offers only business class cabins on board its aircraft. OpenSkies is headquartered in Wissous, France. OpenSkies' airline codes are IATA - EC, ICAO - AVI, and BOS- for the United Kingdom. OpenSkies' Callsign is LAVION.

Where Do They Fly?

OpenSkies currently flies to Paris-Orly Airport in France and to John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in the United States. Towards the end of 2009, OpenSkies plans to operate non-stop flights from New York to additional Continental European cities including Brussels, Milan and Frankfurt.


Carry-on baggage is limited to one standard-size bag. The maximum size of the bag cannot exceed 56x45x25cm (22x17.5x9.85in). In addition to the carry-on bag, one laptop sized bag, handbag or briefcase is allowed. Checked baggage is free for Biz Bed and Biz Seat passenger, adults and children aged 2 and older. A maximum of three bags not larger that 158cm (62 inches) and weighing no more than 23kg (51 lbs) each is allowed. Additional information about baggage check-in pricing including overweight baggage fee and excess baggage fee can be found at www.flyopenskies.com.

In-flight Services

OpenSkies' in-flight services are tailored to ensure the comfort of their passengers. The seats recline to 140 degrees, the seat pitch is 52", a universal power plug-in for computers and personal electronics is provided as well as a spacious cabin, entertainment package and an exceptional dining experience.

Airline Alliances

OpenSkies has no air alliances at this time.

Contact Information

Reservations may be placed in the United States by calling 1-866-581-3596. The number for reservations if calling from France is 0800 91 21 28 and from the Netherlands, it is 0800 0 22 77 93. Reservations can be made online 24 hours a day at their website at OPENSKIES. For frequent flyer assistance in the United States dial 1-800-452-1201, for France dial +33 (0) 826 826 747, and for the Netherlands dial +31 (0) 203 469 391.

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