Crossing the Atlantic in 3.5 hours was possible with the Concorde, but one crash called everything into question and we decided to go back to classic planes. The American company Boom has predicted that the era of supersonic travel will return by 2023 with the Concorde’s little brother. More efficient, cheaper and above all, safer.
Five airline companies have already placed orders for no less than 76 aircrafts, which is further proof that this type of travel is expected soon. And a ticket would roughly cost the same as a journey in first class nowadays. Although we expected this price to be higher, there is still a budget to keep in mind and not everyone will be able to afford travelling in this type of plane very often.
‘Airlines are excited for something new and different to offer their passengers, and we’re thrilled that major world airlines share our vision for a future of faster, more accessible supersonic travel,’ said Black Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom.
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