The final chapter of the all-business airline saga closes


And then there were none.

After a flurry of all-business transatlantic airlines sprouted up over the past few years the last surviving member of the group, L’Avion, has agreed to a buyout from British Airways. The operational assets, including planes and airport slots from L’Avion will be merged into the OpenSkies subsidiary. This effectively gets OpenSkies a strong toe-hold at Paris’s Orly airport and adds a couple more 757s to the fleet. It should allow for additional growth of the OpenSkies route map as planned and previously announced.

I’m reasonable certain that the planes will switch to the OpenSkies config of Business, Premium Economy and Economy, which should also help them remain solvent, something the all-Biz carriers couldn’t do.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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