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Workingham, Berkshire, England RG41 2GY, England, United Kingdom
January 2008: British Airways (BAB) plans to launch its new transatlantic subsidiary, "OpenSkies (OPK)," in June with daily flights from New York (JFK) to Brussels and Paris Charles de Gaulle using 757s carrying up to 82 passengers in business (C), premium economy and economy (Y) sections. The name of the new carrier reflects the pending liberalization of the USA/(EC) aviation market, effective March 31, that allows carriers from either side of the Atlantic access to any destination within the USA or (EC) provided slots are available. "It also signals our determination to lobby for further liberalization in this market, when talks between the (EU) and the USA take place later this year," (BAB) CEO, Willie Walsh said in a statement. Initially, "(OPK)" service will be launched with a single airplanes with plans to add a second later this year, and increase the fleet to six by the end of 2009. All will come from the (BAB) fleet and will be retrofitted with Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) blended winglets. Dale Moss, a former Director Worldwide Sales for (BAB), will become the "(OPK)" Managing Director.
"They want to start slowly," (BAB) spokesperson, John Lampl said. "We think there is a market out there for it. It gives customers more choice. We are not competing against ourselves but the other guys out there: Delta (DAL), United (UAL), Air France (AFA) and everybody else." Lampl said that "70% to 80% of the airplane is focused on business class (C), but there are still 30 seats to fill in the economy class (Y)." After initial service is launched, (OPK) will look to expand to cities such as Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid, and Amsterdam, he said. The subsidiary has yet to receive its operating license and certificate from the USA Department of Transportation (DOT).
"This is an interesting development," said aviation analyst, George Hamlin, who also noted that using smaller 757s would keep operating costs down. "(BAB) is a very strong brand with business (C) traffic. The bulk of service is business (B) and first class (F). They are probably looking at thrifty travelers rather than backpackers. I suspect they have done their sums and believe this is possible to do."
(BAB) pilots (FC) will vote on strike action in a dispute over their status in the airline's new (OPK) subsidiary, British Air Line Pilots Assn (BALPA) confirmed. (BALPA) represents nearly all (BAB)'s 3,200 pilots (FC) and said the decision to ballot was taken after weeks of "abortive" negotiations with the airline. "This is not about money, and it is not about safety," General Secretary, Jim McAuslan said. "We have been prepared to accept that a new service will need lower costs to build business and that (BALPA) would be able to crew the service to meet the (BAB) business case, but we are not prepared to see the pilot (FC) body broken up in the way (BAB) plans, and are bemused as to why they will not use (BAB) pilots (FC)." He added: "There are fears, borne out by (BAB)'s intransigence, that (BAB)'s real aim is to start an outsourcing program that will eventually force down (BAB) pilot (FC) conditions." (OPK) will launch in June with one 757 operating from New York (JFK) to either Brussels or Paris Charles de Gaulle.
February 2008: A new business class (C) service will be operated aboard 32-seat A318s and will begin next year. The flights will be operated by the British Airways (BAB) mainline, as opposed to the "OpenSkies (OPK)" subsidiary, and will connect London City (LCY) with either New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR), depending on slot availability. (BAB) will offer 15-minute check-ins and lie-flat business class (C) seats. It currently flies from (LHR) to (JFK) eight-times-daily, and (EWR) thrice-daily. "As well as the business (C) market, we are confident that there will also be a demand from premium leisure customers for this service," Walsh said. He assured that the two A318s, which will be the first of the type in (BAB)'s fleet, are "large enough for us to provide the number of business class (C) seats required to make this a viable operation."
Later, (BAB) confirmed that its all-business-class (C) A318 service, scheduled to start next year from London City Airport (LCY) will require a technical stop to refuel on the westbound leg, owing to runway restrictions at (LCY), that will limit fuel load, according to widespread press reports. Flights will continue to either New York (JFK) or Newark. A stop on the eastbound leg will not be required since airplanes departing either airport will not be weight-restricted. CEO, Willie Walsh said flights would stop between (LCY) and Shannon, with total westbound travel time of 9.5 hours.
(OPK), (BAB)'s new transatlantic subsidiary, will operate its first flight between either Paris Charles de Gaulle or Paris Orly and New York (JFK), (BAB) said in a filing and application for traffic rights with the USA Department of Transportation. It also had considered Brussels as an initial European gateway. (OPK) will fly with both the (BAB) and its own European Commission (EC) code and plans to launch service in June. It said it intends to extend its European network to cities such as Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, and Milan, "as well as other USA points." It will take a second 757-200 this year and hopes to be operating six 82-seat 757s by the end of 2009. But there could be trouble ahead, as (BAB) pilots (FC) voted 86% in favor of strike action to protest the new carrier, which the British Air Line Pilots Association (BALPA) said would be a "Trojan horse to force down their own pay and conditions." A strike "would effectively ground (BAB) worldwide," (BALPA) said. According to press reports, the two sides entered talks soon after (BALPA)'s announcement. (BAB) said it has "guaranteed" that (OPK) constitutes no threat, while CEO, Willie Walsh told "Reuters" he is "confident that a settlement can be achieved through conciliation."
(BALPA) will take its dispute with (BAB) over the new (OPK) subsidiary to mediation. The union voted 86% in support of a work stoppage. "(BALPA) will not squander the resolve of its (BAB) pilot (FC) membership, but wants to make every effort to find a negotiated settlement," it said. "Should conciliation not progress in a timely and positive fashion, (BALPA) will be able to serve notice of action."
March 2008: British Airways (BAB) subsidiary, OpenSkies (OPK) revealed several product features for the transatlantic 757 service it plans to launch in June. The three-class, 82-seat 757-200s will have 24 business class (C) seats, Managing Director, Dale Moss wrote on the start up's website. The cabin, dubbed "Biz," will feature lie-flat seats, on-demand In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) with more than 50 hours of programming and an expanded menu with "more fresh, healthy, a la carte selections. . . and a service style that is modeled from a fine dining restaurant." A "Biz" ticket also will include dedicated check-in and private airport lounges.
(BAB) said it intends to seek a High Court injunction to prevent its pilots (FC) from taking strike action after conciliated talks broke down. "If strike dates are issued, we will act to protect our customers by applying for an injunction," (BAB) said. The parties are in dispute over the new (OPK) subsidiary, which is scheduled to commence Paris - New York (JFK) service in June, using non-(BALPA) pilots (FC). (BAB) said it offered "binding assurances that (OPK) will pose no threat to the terms, conditions and job security of (BAB) pilots (FC)" and its offer "also included making available to (BAB) pilots (FC) 50% of flight crew (FC) vacancies for the six airplanes currently planned to go into the new airline, while protecting job security and career progression in (BAB)."
May 2008: British Airways (BAB) said speculation that it will defer the launch of "OpenSkies (OPK)," its new transatlantic subsidiary, to later this year or cancel the project "is not true." (BAB) will release its fiscal-year earnings and some analysts have suggested that it will use the occasion to postpone or cancel (OPK), but Senior Communications Manager, Laura Devere said that "We're still working toward a mid-June launch." (BAB)'s new long-haul carrier confirmed it received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and operating license from the UK (CAA) and said it is "re-routing" to Paris Orly (ORY) following the signing of a code share agreement with French all-business carrier L'Avion (LVI). (ORY) was (OPK)'s preferred choice from the start, but it announced in February that it had been unable to acquire slots at the airport and was switching to Charles de Gaulle. L'Avion (LVI) confirmed that it will add its code to an (OPK)-operated (ORY) - New York (JFK) flight from June 19 subject to regulatory approval. L'Avion (LVI) currently operates twice-daily, (ORY) - Newark flights. (BAB) is still waiting for regulatory approval from the USA Department of Transportation for (OPK)'s transatlantic operations, Devere said, citing that as the primary reason flights are not yet for sale on CRSs.
Meanwhile, (BAB) has not yet reached agreement with its pilots (FC) over the unit. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA), which represents 3,000 (BAB) pilots (FC), in February voted to strike over the new venture because pilots (FC) in (OPK)'s 757 cockpits will fly under a separate labor contract despite using (BAB) resources. After conciliated talks broke off in March, (BAB) said it would seek a court injunction to prevent its pilots (FC) from taking strike action. (BALPA) successfully applied for a speedy trial on the legitimacy of the proposed strike action and the start of the court case is now set.
Later, (BAB)'s start-up transatlantic subsidiary, (OPK) received approval from the USA Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin operations. (BAB) said the approval was the last regulatory hurdle it needed to clear and that (OPK)'s 757 premium service will launch next month with flights between Paris Orly and New York (JFK). The (DOT) also approved (OPK)'s code share arrangement with L'Avion (LVI), the French premium carrier.
(BAB) will launch its (OPK) subsidiary next month, and also plans to begin serving London Gatwick (this fall) and London City (next year) from (JFK). It currently serves (LHR) and Manchester from the airport.
June 2008: OpenSkies (OPK) assigned Ron DiLeo, Senior VP Marketing & Sales; Joe Laughlin, VP North America Sales; Chris Vukelich, VP Distribution & eCommerce; Tracy Sandford, VP Marketing; & Jonathon Rossman, Manager Revenue Management.
(OPK) operated its first daily, Paris Orly - New York (JFK) flight on June 19, with one-way fares starting at $1,746 in business class (C), $720 in its Prem+ premium economy, and $554 in economy (Y). Each 757 frequency will have no more than 82 passengers onboard. Its "Biz" business class (C) features lie-flat beds while "Prem+" offers reclining seats at 52-inches pitch. There are 30 seats in economy (Y). "Transatlantic travelers looking for a comfortable and intimate inflight experience will have a place in the skies to call home," (OPK) Managing Director, Dale Moss said. A second 757 will join the fleet "later this year" and (OPK) plans to operate six airplanes by the the end of 2009. It is targeting Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, and Milan for future service to (JFK).
"While the economic climate has worsened in recent months, we believe that (OPK) can compete effectively," (BAB) CEO, Willie Walsh said. "It has a low cost base and support from (BAB) in key areas such as Sales & Marketing. This differentiates it from some new airlines, that have failed recently which were operating in isolation without the backing of an established carrier."
July 2008: British Airways (BAB) reached an agreement to acquire French all-business-class (C) operator L'Avion (LVI) for £54 million/$107.7 million and will integrate the company into its new premium transatlantic subsidiary OpenSkies (OPK). (LVI) has two 757-200s (F-HAVI; F-HAVN).
(OPK) will open its second European gateway, when it launches daily, Amsterdam (AMS) - New York (JFK) on October 15. It currently serves the New York area from Paris Orly. A 757 currently operated by British Airways (BAB) is undergoing modification and will join the (OPK) fleet when the (AMS) service begins.
August 2008: OpenSkies (OPK) will change the configuration of its 757s operating from Paris Orly and Amsterdam to New York (JFK) into a two-class cabin with 40 seats in its Prem+ class and 24 in Biz (C). The 30 economy seats (Y) will be removed to enable expansion of Prem+ from 28 seats. Biz offers 180-degree lie-flat beds and 73 inches of legroom, whereas Prem+ seats feature a 140-degree recline and 52-inches pitch. Following reconfiguration, scheduled to be introduced October 1, (OPK) airplanes will carry 64 passengers rather than 82.
October 2008: OpenSkies (OPK) launched six-times-weekly, New York (JFK) - Amsterdam.
British Airways (BAB) put on hold plans to add a fifth 757 to the fleet of its (OPK) subsidiary next year, according to an internal (BAB) memo cited by "The Daily Telegraph." (OPK)'s "revenues are below target through a combination of lower volumes and yields, and as a priority we must take actions to ensure we keep within our cash reserves," the memo said.
April 2009: OpenSkies (OPK), the unique all business (C) airline operating nonstop flights between New York (Kennedy and Newark) and Paris (Orly), and between New York (Kennedy) and Amsterdam (Schiphol), announced that it has completed its merger with L'Avion (LVI), the first all business class (C) French airline. The combined airline, now referred to as (OPK), offers customers a single, premiere Business Class (C) brand that will continue to provide a unique experience, combining comfort with quality and personalized service at a highly-competitive rate in today's market.
A premium subsidiary of British Airways (BAB), (OPK) has been working to fully integrate (LVI) since it acquired the airline in 2008. This is the first European transatlantic merger to include full integration. Dale Moss, Managing Director of (OPK) said, "We are pleased that the completion of our merger with (LVI0 went very smoothly, and look forward to the array of opportunities for the new airline. Marc Rochet, former (LVI) CEO, was instrumental and an invaluable resource leading the technical and operational aspect of the merger. Amid the current economic environment, (OPK) offers the kind of value that is a rarity in the industry: A premium flying experience without prohibitive costs. For business (C) and leisure travelers, value is of critical importance in this tough time, and we remain committed to offering travelers a broad range of services, amenities and value, all at a competitive price."
Travelers flying the new (OPK) will benefit from additional enhancements and will receive the same advantages they experienced with both (LVI) and (OPK) - flexible pricing structure, premium comfort, personalized service, and exceptional value. The new (OPK) will provide customers with the best of both airlines. Noticeable changes include:
-- "BIZ" has been renamed "Biz Bed." The cabin is equipped with 12 seats, ensuring optimal comfort at competitive prices. The electronically-powered seats recline to 180 degrees and can be transformed into a completely lie-flat bed.
-- PREM+ has been renamed Biz Seat. The Biz Seat cabin is comprised of up to 72 seats, ensuring passengers comfort and value when traveling across the Atlantic. The seats recline to 140 degrees with a pitch of 51 inches and the spacious cabin is configured with 2-by-2 seating.
-- The (LVI) 757-200 fleet is being repainted with the updated
(OPK) livery, with the last airplane being completed by mid-May.
The name "OpenSkies" will be written in purple on the planes'
fuselage, mixing in tones of (LVI)'s signature purple as a tribute to that airline. The future Biz Bed and Biz Seat cabins will continue to be elegantly furnished with the addition of purple accents. (OPK) plans to operate with its existing four aircraft until the current economic environment improves.
-- The company's Air Operating Certificate (AOC) is now located in France, resulting in the company relocating headquarters to Orly, Paris, one of (OPK)'s primary hubs. Additional employees will be based in New Jersey.
-- The (OPK) flight crew (FC), cabin attendants (CA) and management will be comprised of the top team members from both airlines. Dale Moss will remain Managing Director and Marc Rochet, former (LVI) CEO, is now Executive Vice President.
Mr Moss and Mr Rochet worked to facilitate a smooth integration of staff and crew through the merger and Mr Moss will utilize Mr Rochet's expertise in his new role at (OPK).
Travelers flying (OPK) will continue to experience a unique configuration (up to 84 seats compared to the usual 220 seats on a traditional 757-200) and the following amenities:
-- Competitive roundtrip pricing for both cabins as low as $1,100 in Biz Seat cabin and $2,211 in Biz Bed cabin for Paris. For Amsterdam, roundtrip pricing is as low as $875 in the Biz Seat cabin and $2078 in the Biz Bed cabin.
-- Exceptional plated dining service with a selection of wine and
-- Individual Archos video players loaded with more than >50 hours of entertainment and equipped with top of the range Sennheiser audio
-- Simplified access to the gate through "fast-track" check-in
-- 24-hour Concierge to assist with reservations, as well as hotel, car rental, restaurants, theater, florists and child care
-- Advantage of joining the "British Airways Executive Club"
customer-loyalty program allowing customers to accumulate miles on
both (OPK) and (BAB) and to benefit from its many advantages beyond mileage.
(OPK) will continue its commitment to improve operating efficiencies and contribute to a sustainable environment, including improving fuel efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint. As an industry leader, (OPK) is working directly with suppliers to eliminate excessive packaging and food waste in an effort to fulfill this commitment.
(OPK) is a unique all business (C) airline that offers guests superior service, competitive fares and exceptional value. (OPK) flies from Paris Orly to New York (JFK) and Newark, and from Amsterdam Schiphol to (JFK). (OPK) offers guests innovative features onboard, including lie-flat beds, personal entertainment units with 50+ hours of programming and fresh, and a healthy meal service. A subsidiary of (BAB), (OPK) is the first airline created as a result of the (EU)/USA "Open Skies" agreement, which allows airlines to fly between any USA and (EU) destination. For more information: http://www.flyopenskies.com or +1 (866)-692-6759.
(BAB) announced it will sell 11 of its 15 757s for cargo conversion, with the airplanes leaving the mainline fleet between 2010 and 2012. The four 757s operated by (BAB)'s transatlantic (OPK) subsidiary will remain. The departing airplanes will be replaced by A320 family airplanes. "Replacing the 757s will give us both environmental and cost benefits," (BAB) Director Strategy & Business Units, Robert Boyle said.
(BAB) did not disclose how the sale will affect the potential expansion of (OPK), which launched operations last June and now has four 757 airplanes. It was supposed to be flying six 757s by the end of this year.
July 2009: OpenSkies (OPK) said it will suspend its daily, Amsterdam - New York (JFK) service on August 16, citing a significant drop in demand due to the current economic environment. The British Airways (BAB) subsidiary launched the route late last year and said it developed a 16% market share since then, but "it was not enough to sustain a profitable service at this time," CEO, Dale Moss conceded. "Moreover, with remaining route uncertainty over the near term, suspending service clearly was our most prudent decision to preserve our resources." (OPK) will operate exclusively on the "signature Paris - New York franchise," with daily flights between Orly and (JFK) and Newark. (BAB) CEO, Willie Walsh acknowledged last month that the premium carrier was not profitable and said it would be shut down if it fails to deliver on its business plan. (BAB) reportedly has recruited investment bank Reynolds Partners to explore options for raising capital and is believed to be considering selling a majority stake in the subsidiary.
December 2009: British Airways (BAB) will keep full ownership of its OpenSkies (OPK) subsidiary, which launched last year and currently operates between Paris Orly and New York (JFK) and Newark. (OPK) abandoned Amsterdam - (JFK) service in August, which raised questions about the all-business-class (C) carrier's viability. In July, (BAB) appointed Reynolds Partners to assess options for the loss-making start-up, including selling part or all to external investors. BAB) received five bids from European and USA private equity firms, (OPK) Managing Director, Dale Moss told "The Wall Street Journal." (OPK)'s load factor currently averages 74% LF, up +4 points from August. "We have no plans to sell (OPK) or seek third-party investment in the airline," (BAB) said in a statement cited by "Reuters." "We are reviewing all aspects of our business in the current economic climate, including our subsidiary (OPK). (OPK) is a high-quality premium airline that remains of strategic and financial value to us. Its Paris - New York flights are performing well despite the current economic environment, and customer feedback is very positive."
January 2010: SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINE BUSINESS" ARTICLE ON BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB)'S BACKING OF OPENSKIES (OPK) - - "OPK-2010-01 INVESTMENT BY PARENT."
February 2010: OpenSkies (OPK) will launch five-times-weekly, Paris Orly (ORY) - Washington Dulles service on May 3 aboard a 757 with 72 business class (C) seats. (OPK) commenced operations in June 2008 with an (ORY) - New York (JFK) service and soon acquired Paris-based L'Avion (LVI), which operated 10 weekly 757-200 all-business-class (C) flights between (ORY) and Newark (EWR). (OPK) planned to be flying six 757s by the end of 2009, but dropped its Amsterdam - (JFK) route last summer owing to lack of demand. On January 4, it transferred all New York-area operations to (EWR) and now operates 17 (ORY) - (EWR) flights per week.
May 2010: Open Skies (OPK) launched five times weekly, 757-200 service from Paris Orly to Washington Dulles on May 3.
March 2011: (IATA) - 284. (ICAO) Code: BOS.
May 2011: Dale Moss, (CEO) of British Airways (BAB) subsidiary, Open Skies (OPK), will step down June 30 as (OPK) goes through changes “evolving to work more closely with (BAB), American (AAL) and Iberia (IBE) to bring new benefits to its customers and to enhance the transatlantic joint business,” (OPK) stated. BA Regional Commercial Manager Western Europe, Patrick Malval will take over as Managing Director of the Paris Orly-based, all-business class (C) (OPK). Malval will have overall responsibility for BA group revenue in France.
October 2011: British Airways (BAB) has said before that other USA cities besides New York might soon receive nonstop flights from London City using A319s configured with only business class (C) seats. In a "Sunday Telegraph" interview, (BAB) CEO, Keith Williams again raised the possibility, mentioning Boston and Washington as possible candidates.
Things aren’t going so well for (BAB)’s other all-premium longhaul product, its Paris Orly-based 757 Open Skies (OPK) unit. Flights to Washington Dulles are suspended for the winter, leaving New York - Newark as its only destination. (OPK) will, by the way, be included in the (BAB)/Iberia (IBE)/American (AAL) transatlantic joint venture (JV) beginning in 2012, if it lasts that long, anyway. The idea was to take advantage of the ability to operate to the USA from non-UK bases thanks to the USA - (EU) "open skies" regime, which began in 2008. But the freedom to fly such markets doesn’t mean
it can be done profitably. Air France (AFA) long ago abandoned its London Heathrow - Los Angeles flights, leaving OpenSkies (OPK) as the only such experiment. Its labor costs (narrowly defined) are lower than at mainline (BAB), but supporting what’s now a one-route carrier, can’t make a lot of sense.
Open Skies (OPK) will begin to offer iPads to travelers as part of its in-flight entertainment (IFE) offering. The tablet devices will be introduced on its Newark - Paris Orly service. A launch date was not announced.
(OPK) Product Manager, Karin Drylie said, “The introduction of the iPad to our in-flight 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.”
The (OPK) iPads will feature 64GB of movies, TV and games.
January 2012: Open Skies (OPK) has returned one of its 757-200s to parent British Airways (BAB) after having withdrawn from the Paris Orly - Washington Dulles route on October 29. It still operates two daily services from Paris Orly to New York Newark and this service is now also offered by (BAB) joint venture (JV) partners American Airlines (AAL) and Iberia (IBE) as a code share flight.
February 2012: Open Skies (OPK), the transatlantic subsidiary of British Airways (BAB), is adding a new "Eco" cabin class to its 757 airplanes on flights between Newark and Paris-Orly from June 19.
Eco class joins the Biz Bed and Biz Seat classes, which will become Prem Plus. The new Eco class will be equipped with 66 leather seats and will include enhanced features, including individual iPads for passengers for 70 hours of on board entertainment, access to (BAB)’s check-in desks at New York - Newark, priority access through security checks for Prem Plus and Biz Bed passengers, and access to (BAB)’s airport lounges at Orly and Newark for Biz Bed passengers.
The second 757 with the new three-class configuration will operate beginning June 29.
May 2012: 757-236 (25807), to Privatair (PTS) wet-leased to its partner, EC AIR - Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA).
October 2012: Open Skies (OPK) will increase its Paris Orly - New York (JFK) service from 2X to 3X-daily from March 31.
November 2012: Open Skies (OPK) has announced that it will officially become an affiliate member of the Oneworld (ONW) Alliance from December 1. The International Airlines Group (IAG) subsidiary originally set-up by British Airways (BAB) in 2008 currently operates three 757-200s on two daily services between Paris Orly (ORY) and Newark Liberty International (EWR). It plans to add a third daily service between Paris and New York from March 31 again, with this new service operating from Orly to New York John F Kennedy International (JFK) instead of Newark.
February 2013: Open Skies ((IATA) Code: EC, based at Paris Orly (ORY)) (OPK) has stopped selling its 2x-daily, 757-200 services from Paris Orly to Newark Liberty International (EWR) and the daily flight from Orly to New York John F Kennedy International (JFK) starting from March 3 under its own EC code. All Open Skies (OPK) scheduled services between Paris and New York are now sold exclusively under the BA (IATA) code of parent, British Airways ((IATA) Code: BA, based at London Heathrow (LHR)) (BAB) and sold through British Airways (BAB) distribution channels.
August 2015: News Item A-1: "Top 10 Premium Economy Class 2015" by AIRWAYS publication placed Open Skies (OPK) in 5th place (see attached "OPK-2015-08 - Top 10 Premium Economy Class 2015.)"
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1 757-230 (25140, F-HAVN), AEROLEASE LEASED. WITH WINGLETS. 90C.
0 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (610-25807, /94 F-GPEJ "PENNY;" 25808, F-GPEK "LAUREN", WITH WINGLETS. 25807; TO (PTS), WET-LEASED TO (ECA) 2012-05. 24C, 40Y.
2 757-26D (PW2037) (24473, F-HAVI "VIOLET;" F-HAVN), EX-(LVI)/(CDF), (GOAL) LEASED, WITH WINGLETS. 90C.
PATRICK MALVAL, MANAGING DIRECTOR, EX-BA REGIONAL (2011-05).
MARC ROCHET, EXECUTIVE VP, EX-(LVI) (2009-04).
As an Engineer (ENSMA-IAE), Marc Rochet is known as an experienced executive within the airline industry. He has mastered all aspects of air transportation: organization, exploitation and commercialization. From Air Inter to Air Outre Mer (AOM) by way of Air Liberté, (UTA), Minerve, Travelprice.com and the Aga Khan Fund For Economic Development, Marc Rochet led the creation, mergers, restructuring or sales that he was entrusted with. He has also been advisor in airline strategy within Aérogestion and a member of the board of several airlines.
RON DILEO, SENIOR VP MARKETING & SALES (2008-06).
JOE LAUGHLIN, VP NORTH AMERICA SALES (2008-06).
CHRIS VUKELICH, VP DISTRIBUTION & E-COMMERCE (2008-06).
TRACY SANDFORD, VP MARKETING (2008-06).
SOPHIE CANDIOTTI, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS.
YANN POUDOULEC, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.
YVES DELACHANAL, FLIGHT OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.
MURIEL ASSOULINE, QUALITY DIRECTOR, EX-(LVI).
As an Aeronautical Engineer (ENAC = National School of Civil Aviation), Muriel Assouline has acquired recognized expertise in matters of operational and quality advice and audits at airlines. She is an accredited auditor ISO9000 and (IOSA) ((IATA) Operational Safety Audit). Previously, she held various posts of responsibility in airline quality assurance and operations.
FREDERIC JACQUES, GROUND OPERATION & SECURITY DIRECTOR, EX-(LVI)/(AIJ)/(TII).
Frédéric Jacques, studied law before joining the airline business. As a professional in airport operations, he held management positions with airline companies, airport groups and air service companies in France with Aéroports de Paris, Air Transat (AIJ), Thaï Airways (TII) and Air Routing/RTR World Services, in Canada with Air Transat (AIJ), Handlex Ground Services and World Flight Services (ex-Groupe Vinci), and in Mexico with ASUR/Grupo Aeroportuario Del Sureste.
JONATHAN WALLDEN, FINANCE, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) & STRATEGY DIRECTOR.
JEAN-CHARLES PERINO, COMMERCIAL & MARKETING DIRECTOR EUROPE, EX-(LVI)/(ACN).
Jean-Charles Perino, studied in France and in Chicago (ESLSCA i e Graduate School of Business, Paris and MBA from De Paul University in Finance/Marketing). He has acquired considerable experience of the airline and general travel industry, above all in commercial and marketing functions with groups such as Air Canada (ACN), EXPEDIA, SERVAIR et EUROPEENNE D’ASSURANCE (a company specializing in travel insurance coverage).
JILL DONALDSON, COMMERCIAL & MARKETING DIRECTOR USA.
LAURENT FRICTION, HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) DIRECTOR.
CHARLES JACQUET, FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER.
MS KARIN DRYLIE, PRODUCT MANAGER.
JONATHON ROSSMAN, MANAGER REVENUE MANAGEMENT (2008-06).