Following the implementation of the Open Skies agreement in March 2008, British Airways will be able to serve routes from any airport in Europe to any in the U.S. BA was the first Europe-based airline to file for the blanket authority. "We are looking extremely seriously at the launch of new services from the U.S. to major business centers in continental Europe. These would be direct flights, bypassing London and the U.K. altogether," British Airways CEO Willie Walsh said.

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