Open Skies Leads to OpenSkies: New Airline Gets DOT Approval

Record oil prices are pushing costs up, an economic downturn is sending demand down, and the memory of the demise of two all-business-class trans-Atlantic carriers—Eos and Maxjet--is still fresh, but a new premium airline is set to begin selling tickets this week.

OpenSkies, a British Airways subsidiary, has received Department of Transportation approval to begin flights between Paris Orly Airport and New York’s JFK airport starting next month.

The airline is named after the O

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