As the Open Skies agreement goes into effect on March 30th, OpenSkies, a new transatlantic airline from British Airways, continues to make progress toward launch this summer. OpenSkies is the first new airline created as a result of the Open Skies agreement, which allows airlines to fly between any U.S. and E.U. destination. OpenSkies plans to offer a truly premium and intimate travel experience from Continental Europe to New York.
OpenSkies plans to fly retrofitted Boeing 757s. Its first airplane is now in the hangar being transformed both inside and out to fit OpenSkies’ specifications. Winglets have been added to the plane to increase fuel economy and aircraft range and reduce carbon emissions. OpenSkies is also refitting the cabin into a three-class, 82-seat configuration.