Open skies deal forces down price of summer flights: media
A boom in low-cost transatlantic air travel is expected as a host of airlines launch fiercely competitive summer sales, reported The Independent. (5/15/2007)
The report highlighted that British Airways announced it was offering 50 percent off some business class fares, while other airlines have slashed prices on economy seats. The best BA deals are on flights to America, with business class flights to Dallas for Ł1,399, a saving of Ł1,457, and to Atlanta for Ł1,349, saving up to Ł1,293. Other business class offers include Orlando and Tampa, from under Ł2,000, and Baltimore and Philadelphia, from Ł1,249. It also shared that BA is also offering “red” business class returns to Montreal, Toronto, St Lucia, Port of Spain, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo at reduced prices. Seats were on sale yesterday until the end of June for travel on dates in July and August.
“The cheaper flights could be a response to the open skies deal between the EU and America, which is likely to increase transatlantic routes, with the possibility of cheap flights to the US,” it stated.