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24th October

What happens when the past was more capable than today? 2003, Concorde Supersonic Airliner. The last British Airways Flight

Concorde was a supersonic jet which flew for national carriers British Airways and Air France. The aircraft could fly twice the speed of sound and ran a regular service between Europe and the United States of America.

The last flight took place 24th October 2003, the flight was between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport.

10th April that year (2003) both Air France and British Airways announced the retirement of the Concorde service. The reason was given as low passenger numbers, a slump in air travel since the 11 September attacks and the rising cost of maintenance.

 

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