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Boeing 757-200 (OpenSkies)

Boeing 757-200.

OpenSkies, British Airways' wholly owned subsidiary, operates the Boeing 757 aircraft on longhaul routes between Europe and North America. The aircraft are entirely transformed into large 'private jets' with a three cabin configuration: 'Biz Bed' has fully flat beds, 'Prem Plus' has roomy seats that recline 130° and 'Eco' has comfortable leather seats.

The Boeing 757-200 is a single aisle, twin-engine jet manufactured by Boeing, the American aerospace company. It was designed in the 1980s as a replacement to the very successful Boeing 727, and over 1,000 have been built since.

Passenger benefits include:

  • Acknowledged as the most reliable aircraft in the world
  • More environmentally friendly: fitted winglets reduce fuel consumption by 5%

Find out more about travel classes

Photo gallery

  • Boeing 757-200 taxiing (photo by Raymond McFadyen).
  • Boeing 757-200 taxiing (photo by Raymond McFadyen).
  • Boeing 757-200 in flight.

Technical information

Boeing 757-200
Number in fleet 3
Passenger capacity up to 114 (3 class)
Length 47.3m (155 feet 3 inches)
Wingspan 38.1m (124 feet 10 inches)
Height 13.6m (44 feet 6 inches)
Engines 2× Rolls Royce RB211
Maximum speed 914km/h (568mph, Mach 0.78)
Range 6,857km (4,261 miles)

Seating plans

OpenSkies uses two different seating configurations for its Boeing 757 aircraft:

Did you know?

Since its launch, the 757 fleet has flown the equivalent of over 35,000 roundtrips between the Earth and the Moon.