Tuesday, February 19, 2008

OpenSkies Chooses Paris

The British Airways start-up all-business-class airline OpenSkies has chosen its initial European city — Paris.

Here’s the .pdf of its filing to the U.S. Transportation Department.


If it gets approval from the U.S., which isn’t expected to be a problem, the little airline will fly 757s between Paris and JFK starting in June.The airline recently found a slot at JFK amid uncertainty about whether it would need to use Newark as its U.S. port if Kennedy wasn’t available.

OpenSkies, which plans to expand starting later this year, will fly 757s configured with 82 seats, mostly in first-class and business-class. At least for the initial phase, there will be a token small coach section in the back.

The airline, a subsidiary of British Airways, hasn’t yet decided whether the Paris port will be at Charles De Gaulle or Orly airports.


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