British Airways Announces London to New York Business Class Flights
British Airways has made some big moves lately. They have created a new airline, OpenSkies, which will begin service to either Brussels or Paris using a single Boeing 757 in June with plans to have a second aircraft will start flying to the other European city later this year. The carrier has also announced that they are launching a new business-class service from London to New York. The airline has two Airbus A318 to service the new route, fitting them with lie flat beds for 31 passengers.
The move isn't entirely unexpected. When MAXJet, one of three airlines specializing in the London to New York business-class flight, folded in December it was mentioned that the remaining smaller airlines, Eos and SIlverjet would be competing with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Now with these new dedicated planes, the battle is about to get serious.