British Airways is to offer connections to the US via Paris with the start of new flights to Paris Orly airport.

The carrier is to offer 12 flights a week between Heathrow and Orly to complement a service to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The Orly flights start on January 10 with seats going on sale tomorrow (November 16).

The service will enable passengers to connect with BA subsidiary OpenSkies’ flights to Newark and Washington DC and merger partner Iberia from Orly.

The route will be served by two-class Airbus A319s, A320s and A321s.  

Return prices including taxes start at £359 in Club Europe and £119 in Euro Traveller.

Network planning general manager Colm Lacy said: “This is an excellent addition to our short haul network, allowing business travellers easy access to the Paris financial district which is close to Orly airport.

“Customers will also be able to make smooth connections on to BA subsidiary OpenSkies’ services between Orly and the United States, and on to oneworld partner, Iberia.”