With its popularity among business travelers continuing to climb, including June load factors at 72%, Eos Airlines has announced the schedule for its second daily flight between New York and London.The new service will commence on September 8th, 2006, with flights departing twice daily, six days per week (Sunday through Friday), from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London’s Stansted Airport. On Saturdays, Eos will operate one flight daily from each airport.
Eos’ new Sunday-Friday schedule offers flights outbound from New York at 7:15 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST, arriving in London the next morning at 7:40 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. GMT, respectively. Flights from London will depart at 10:40 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday, arriving in New York at 1:25 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. On Saturdays, Eos will operate flights outbound from New York at 7:15 p.m. and outbound from London at 10:40 a.m..
Eos Airlines (E0/646), the all premium class airline which launched service between New York and London in October 2005, also announced an enhanced level of participation across all major Global Distribution Systems (GDS’s). Eos, which has joined the Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) and IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan in the United Kingdom (BSP UK) as a participating carrier, is available for electronic ticketing immediately across Sabre, Galileo, and Apollo - with Amadeus and Worldspan to follow in August. In addition to electronic ticketing, enhanced GDS connectivity will allow travel agencies to have real-time, direct access to Eos flight inventory, with ARC and BSP UK settlement.
Dave Pottruck, Eos Chairman & CEO, commented “In less than a year, Eos has built a business by setting new standards for the kind of service and product quality that are crucial for transatlantic business travelers. We’re extremely gratified at the response from our guests, and are very pleased to introduce a second daily flight between New York and London.”
Dave Spurlock, Eos Founder and Chief Strategic Officer, added, “We’re rolling-out the new flights in response to the popularity of the Eos experience, and to reward the loyalty of our guests by providing them with additional scheduling options.”
Eos, which launched daily service between New York and London on October 18, 2005, is an all Premium Class airline setting a new industry standard for service and aircraft design. Eos offers premium-class service for 48 guests per flight, and features all “lie-flat” seating. Specially reconfigured cabins on Eos’ Boeing 757-200 aircraft feature staggered “suites” that allow for exceptional privacy and comfort. Guests are afforded the ability to hold productive in-flight meetings, dine at convenience, enjoy personalized in-flight entertainment and arrive at the destination feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.