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2008-10-10 09:00:37

Air France has announced that it will suspend its service from the London Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles, US from the 2008-09 winter schedule. The resources thus freed up due to the suspended service will be used to reinforce the London Heathrow-New York John F Kennedy service with flights increased from two to three flights a day for the summer 2009 schedule, two operated by Delta and one by Air France. Concurrently, the four SkyTeam airlines consisting of Air France, Delta, KLM and...

2008-09-12 09:00:33

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: Ellen Ockey at TVC, 011 44 207 535 5800, or mobile, 011 44 7961 075944, for Virgin Atlantic Airways; or U.S. Press Office, Virgin Atlantic Airways, +1-203-750-2570 SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Atlantic today said that the numbers used by BA and American Airlines, who are planning to create a monster monopoly on transatlantic routes, fail to give regulators or the public a true picture of their market share between London...

2008-08-15 00:00:27

By Sarah Arnott British Airways has sealed its alliance with American Airlines (AA) and Iberia over trans-atlantic flights - all that remains is to get past the regulators. While retaining their legal status as independent entities, the agreement means commercial co-operation on routes between the US, Mexico, Canada, the EU, Switzerland and Norway. If it goes ahead, each carrier will be able to offer a wider range of destinations and through-tickets on the partner's networks. But the US...

2008-07-28 12:00:49

LOS ANGELES, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSkies, the new premium transatlantic airline from British Airways, 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. As the first airline created from the U.S. - E.U. Open Skies agreement, OpenSkies continues to differentiate itself by offering a premium travel experience across the Atlantic with a range of compelling service...

2008-07-25 12:00:56

PARIS and NEW YORK, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. This agreement was initially announced on July 2, 2008. Full integration of L'Avion with OpenSkies is slated for early 2009. OpenSkies recently launched daily flights between Paris Orly Airport and New York John F. Kennedy Airport. L'Avion operates two Boeing 757 aircraft between...

2008-07-07 03:00:19

In an effort to reach an agreement on profits and revenue sharing, American Airlines, British Airways and Spain's Iberia are likely to apply for an antitrust immunity to form a joint venture, reported the Financial Times. The deal is expected to allow the three airlines to combine all aspects of operations, according to the Times of London. American Airlines and British Airways are planning to put forth a case with the US regulators regarding the impact of the 'open skies' agreement on...

2008-07-03 09:00:54

British Airways has reached an agreement to buy French business airline L'Avion for a total consideration of GBP54 million. The cost covers the purchase of the airline and GBP26 million of cash in its business. L'Avion is a privately owned airline that operates two Boeing 757 aircraft between Paris Orly and the Newark airport in New Jersey, US. Following completion of the deal, expected in July 2008, it will become a British Airways's subsidiary and be integrated into OpenSkies, the...

2008-07-02 06:00:39

By Mangu-Ward, Katherine Wild blue yonder AIRLINE deregulation isn't very sexy, but trips to Paris are. Thanks to the former, the latter are about to become a lot easier and cheaper. Under the "Open Skies" agreement, which went into effect at the end of March, any airline-American or European- can now fly to any airport on either side of the Atlantic. Previously, the takeoff and landing points for transatlantic flights were covered by a complex series of bilateral agreements between the...

2008-06-20 09:00:31

By Danny Fortson Business Correspondent BA's OpenSkies subsidiary is taking off in troubled times, hoping to avoid the fate of rivals Undeterred by a raft of airline bankruptcies caused by the record fuel price, British Airways brought the world's newest airline into being yesterday. The timing of the launch of OpenSkies, a subsidiary that will fly between Europe and America, caused some consternation given the moribund state of the industry. "It is not obvious why they would choose to...


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