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American Airlines and OpenSkies sign new codeshare agreement

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines and OpenSkies, a premium subsidiary of British Airways, American's oneworld® and trans-Atlantic joint business partner, have signed a new codeshare agreement tha

OpenSkies offers Love Everything or Pay Nothing guarantee

NEW YORK — OpenSkies, an all-business class airline owned by British Airways, thinks customers will love its luxury service so much it's offering a money-back guarantee.

OpenSkies launches new route linking DC to Paris

OpenSkies, the unique all-business class airline, announced today it will introduce a new service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Paris Orly Airport beginning May 3.

BA reportedly ready to dump OpenSkies

British Airways reportedly is looking for a buyer for its subsidiary OpenSkies, the all-premium seating airline that began flying in 2008, about the time all the other all-premium trans-Atlantic airli

OpenSkies could face the chopping block by this fall

Transatlantic airline OpenSkies was launched a year ago this month to tap the booming market of premium-class business travel.

Merger between OpenSkies and L’Avion completed

OpenSkies, an all business airline, announced today that it has completed its merger with L'Avion, the first all business class French airline. The combined airline is now referred to as OpenSkies.

OpenSkies flies into tough airline market

OpenSkies, a subsidiary airline of British Airways, began flying in June 2008, offering premium class transatlantic service priced to compete with the first and business class fares from its major com

OpenSkies announces new premium service from Amsterdam to New York

LOS ANGELES, CA - OpenSkies announced today that it will offer daily service between Amsterdam's Schiphol International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport beginning on October 15, 2008.

British Airways completes purchase of L’Avion

PARIS and NEW YORK - British Airways today announced that it has completed the purchase of French airline L'Avion, which will be integrated with British Airways' new subsidiary OpenSkies.

British Airways announces agreement to acquire French airline L’Avion

British Airways today announced an agreement to acquire French airline L'Avion and integrate the company with its new subsidiary OpenSkies, buying the French carrier for 54 million pounds (68 million

OpenSkies launches inaugural service

OpenSkies, the new premium transatlantic airline from British Airways, launched its first daily passenger flight today from Paris Orly Airport (ORY) to New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). The inaugural flight makes aviation history - OpenSkies is the first new airline created in response to the groundbreaking Open Skies agreement, which liberalized air travel between the U.S. and Europe.

British Airways pilots protest plan to start new airline

British Airways Plc pilots today demonstrated at the carrier's London headquarters against the company's plans to start a new airline.

BA’s OpenSkies reveals details of business class cabin

OpenSkies, BA’s airline within an airline, has revealed further details of its new business class offering, including a photo of the seats.The airline is to call the business class offering on board its refitted Boeing 757s Biz. The 24 Biz seats will be flatbeds as shown in the photo here. Regular BA passengers will recognise them as revamped old style Club World seats.

BA’s new airline to fly direct Paris-JFK from June

OpenSkies, the new airline launched by British Airways to operate direct services from Europe to the US, intends to launch its first services on the route between Paris and New York JFK.The airline has this week applied to the US authorities for approval for the services and says it intends to launch the new flights in June.

BA pilots to vote on strike over offshoot launch

British Airways pilots will vote on whether to walk out over the airline's plans to launch a subsidiary business, it was announced today.The British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) said all of BA's 3,200 pilots would be balloted on whether to strike over what they perceive to be a new two-tier system of quality when OpenSkies begins operations in June.

British Airways bets on a boutique airline offshoot

British Airways announced plans last week to join the new boutique premium-class airline game across the Atlantic. But it is not bringing a lot of money to the table.