EUROPE & CIS: OpenSkies making headway

OpenSkies Airline’s newly retro-fitted Boeing 757 aircraft took 24 people working in three shifts around the clock over seven days to completely repaint the aircraft using nearly 282 litres of paint. OpenSkies – the new transatlantic airline from British Airways – plans to off er premium travel experiences from Europe to New York, utilising retrofitted […]


OpenSkies Airline’s newly retro-fitted Boeing 757 aircraft took 24 people working in three shifts around the clock over seven days to completely repaint the aircraft using nearly 282 litres of paint. OpenSkies – the new transatlantic airline from British Airways – plans to off er premium travel experiences from Europe to New York, utilising retrofitted Boeing 757s.

"OpenSkies combines the proven expertise of one of the world’s biggest airlines with the passion and commitment of a start up," said Dale Moss, Managing Director of OpenSkies. "As the Open Skies agreement goes into effect, we’re building a new kind of airline for a new world of transatlantic travel."

Pending regulatory approval, OpenSkies aims to provide service from a number of European cities to New York, beginning with Paris. OpenSkies anticipates operating a second Boeing 757 later in 2008 and has plans to increase its fleet to six Boeing 757 aircraft by the end of 2009.