BA expects to sell 757s next winter, use A320s instead

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British Airways is expecting to sell its remaining 11 mainline Boeing 757-200s during the next winter season, and replace them with Airbus A320s, rather than expand its Paris-based OpenSkies operation. Chief executive Willie Walsh says the decision has been taken "in principle" and that the carrier was "actively pursuing the sale" of the jets. BA has not identified a buyer for the 757s, although industry sources say FedEx Express is the front-runner. OpenSkies was originally to expand to six aircraft by the end of this year, but Walsh says this plan was shelved in light of a review of the business's performance, the outlook for the industry, and the chance to sell the 757s.

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