British Airways CEO Willie Walsh said in a speech in Manchester last weekend that the airline aims to link major business centers in the US with continental Europe thanks to open skies and has become the first European carrier to file a "formal blanket application" to fly between any city in the US and any city in the EU. He called the prospect of operating flights that would neither take off nor land in the UK "a radical departure for British Airways" but said the liberalization "offers ...

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