British Airways destinations operated by Concorde from 1977
British Airways has an interesting story about Concorde. It all started on 21 January 1976, when BA and Air France inaugurated the first routes operated with Concorde. Air France has launched Paris - Rio de Janeiro, and British Airways has launched London Heathrow - Bahrain.
British Airways destinations operated by Concorde
Exactly, the British operator began the history of the 27 years of Concorde by flying to Bahrain, an independent and sovereign island country in the Middle East. Why? Probably not many remember. We didn't find an explanation either. Transoceanic flights to the United States began on 26 May 1976, and the first US destination was Dulles International, Washington.
The flights to New York were inaugurated on 22 November 1977, when the Supreme Court lifted the ban on Concorde aircraft in New York. British Airways used the Speedbird Concorde call code to alert traffic controllers and to warn them about Concorde, an aircraft with unique abilities and different restrictions.
The Concorde aircraft (G-BOAD) was the only one painted in hybrid livery - British Airways and Singapore Airlines. In 1977, the two airlines operated flights with Concorde, on the London - Singapore route, under codeshare. Flights to Singapore were operated via. Bahrain.
We will return with more information from the history of Concorde and British Airways.