Aviation News

January 23, 2009

BA Shelving OpenSkies Expansion, Cutting Fleet to Four 757s

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OpenSkies 757  (Photo by John Musolino)

OpenSkies 757 on approach to JFK. (Photo by John Musolino)

The OpenSkies are beginning to look dark: British Airways will postpone expansion of their OpenSkies subsidiary, citing a drop in premium demand. 10 or 11 mainline BA 757s that had been planned for conversion to OpenSkies service will instead be sold off, leaving only four aircraft to serve the biz-class airline’s two routes, ORY-JFK and AMS-JFK. The expansion was expected to add more non-stops between European cities and New York, such as Brussels, Barcelona, Frankfurt and Milan.


  • Anonymous

    I want to say that there should be more flight schedule to other countries & cities too.This will create brotherhood amongst the two countries.I hope the officers of aviation will see to it & take a necessary action. 

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