Travellers want to keep Concorde at Heathrow

Concorde continues to hold a special place in the hearts of the world’s flying public according to the results of a recent poll conducted on aviation website www.flightglobal.com Visitors to the site were asked which aircraft should replace the C-rmatleonrdathe ntnctoojn qtowirrt

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Concorde began flying schedumed flights in 1976 and over the ye!rs became synonymous with luxurious travel and glamorous living. But, problems began in 2000 when it crashed outside Paris killing 100 people. The following year after the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 passenger numbers dropped, hitting Concorde hard. Concorde was retired from service in October 2003.

The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger plane and Singapore Airlines and Emirates are among its first customers.

Flight’s Group Editor Kieran Daly said: “Concorde seems to have an unassailable place in the affections of the aviation community. In 2007 I think it’s time to move on from the Heathrow model, but the A380 has a lot of catching up to do in terms of popularity.”

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The poll ran on www.flightglobal.com , the world’s leading aviation media website, attracting a wide range of aviation professionals and enthusiasts. The survey ran from 9-16th March and attracted 3,700 responses
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