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Will British Airways drop OpenSkies?

 

Ex L'Avion Boeing 757-26D F-HAVI (msn 24473) now in OpenSkies colors prepares to land at Paris (Orly).  Was buying L'Avion a mistake by BA?  Copyright Photo: David Apps.

Ex L'Avion Boeing 757-26D F-HAVI (msn 24473) now in OpenSkies colors prepares to land at Paris (Orly). Was buying L'Avion a mistake by BA? Copyright Photo: David Apps.

News link from the Guardian:

 

www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/jun/21/ba-openskies-selloff-transatlantic-flights

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L’Avion slowly slips into airline history

 

Respecting L'Avion's original purple colors, the OpenSkies titles have been painted in purple.  Copyright Photo: Pepscl.

Respecting L'Avion's original purple colors, the OpenSkies titles have been painted in purple. Copyright Photo: Pepscl.

 

 

Boeing 757-26D F-HAVI (msn 24473) arrives at Paris (Orly) with the new colors.  Copyright Photo: Pepscl.

Boeing 757-26D F-HAVI (msn 24473) arrives at Paris (Orly) with the new colors. Please click on photo to see how it was painted before repainting. Copyright Photo: Pepscl.

 

 

L’Avion (Elysair dba) (OpenSkies) (subsidiary of British Airways) (Paris-Orly) is slowly slipping into the sunset. One example is the repainting of its Boeing 757-26D F-HAVI (msn 24473).  After repainting at London (Heathrow), F-HAVI ferried back to Paris (Orly) on March 19. The airliner is now painted in full OpenSkies colors with a few subtle differences besides the French registration.