CONCORDE was the ultimate luxury in air travel but in 2003 the iconic jet was ground and supersonic passenger flights ended.But are they about to make a comeback?
Here’s all you need to know.In April 2003 Air France and British Airways announced they would be retiring their Concorde fleets after 27 years’ service.
Air France made its final flight on June 27 while British Airways retired its fleet on October 24 after a farewell tour.
Both carriers blamed low passenger numbers and rising maintenance costsPassenger numbers fell after an Air France Concorde crashed minutes after taking off from Paris in July 2000, killing all 109 people on board and four on the ground.
The plane ran over a piece of metal on the runway, bursting a tyre which caused the fuel tank to ignite as it was taking off.The 9/11 attacks in 2001 also had a severe impact on the number of people choosing to fly.The operators also blamed rising maintenance costs. Although advanced when it was launched, … [Read more...] about Why did Concorde stop, will Nasa