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BA Openskies "gearing up for growth"

4 Feb 2010 by BusinessTraveller

BA’s Openskies subsidiary is preparing to announce a new route “in the very near future”, according to managing director Dale Moss.

The transatlantic carrier launched in June 2008 with flights from Paris to New York, and integrated french airline L’Avion into its offering later that year when BA bought the all-business class carrier for a reported £54 million.

But 2009 was a difficult year for BA Openskies, with expansion plans postponed and its service between Amsterdam and New York suspended in August.

However in a blog on the carrier’s website (flagged up in a recent forum post), managing director Dale Moss says that the airline sees some “nice improvement in both volume and yield”, and adds that there is “good news on the horizon”, with a new destination to be announced “in the very near future”.

Moss is encouraging customers to guess which of the following six routes will be announced:

  • New York – Milan
  • Washington DC – Paris
  • New York – Madrid
  • Chicago – Paris
  • Boston – Paris
  • New York – Brussels

Which route do you think BA Openskies will / should launch next – have your say in our forum.

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