And in related news, BA subsidiary OpenSkies has announced that it will drop its New York - Amsterdam route next month, leaving the premium BA offshoot flying just one route (New York - Paris). OpenSkies CEO Dale Moss has said that "while OpenSkies developed more than 16% market share during only nine months, it was not enough to sustain a profitable service at this time." "We tried very hard to make it, but the current market forces were just a bit too difficult," he said on the company's blog. "My most sincere wish is that someday OpenSkies will return to Amsterdam and make it another signature route." But despite Moss' optimistic outlook, parent British Airways has hired an investment bank to find a buyer for the airline.
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