Seats for Concorde’s final week of flying go on sale today (Monday September 22) as she looks to beat all previous passenger number records.
British Airways plans to operate 20 individual Concorde flights between Saturday October 18 and her final day in service on Friday October 24 carrying up to 2000 passengers - a weekly record for Concorde during her 27 years in service.
Seats are now on sale for the last week of celebrations, which will provide the final chance for hundreds of passengers to fly supersonic on Concorde across the Atlantic.
The very last flight on which customers can buy seats will be the BA001 Heathrow to JFK on Thursday, October 23.
Martin George, British Airways director of marketing, said: “People have been calling us all summer about buying a seat for the final week and we are delighted that we can now begin offering them to those people on our waiting lists as well several hundred other customers.
“We have about 450 new seats on sale for her final week in commercial service which will go on sale from this morning. Given other Concorde seat sales have sold in a matter of hours we hope this will prove just as popular.”
More than 1000 competition winners and special guests will also enjoy the thrill of Concorde on her farewell tour of the UK when she will visit Birmingham, Belfast, Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh before culminating in a series of three farewell supersonic flights from New York, Edinburgh and round the Bay of Biscay on her final day.
The fares, for travel between London and New York, cost from the standard £4,350 for one way Concorde returning in World Traveller, and up to £8292 for a return trip both ways on Concorde.
Customers can book by calling British Airways on 0870 850 9 850 or by visiting their local travel agent or by visiting ba.com