GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13417 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
AF fly tomorrow, so do BA, though BA's flight is full of VIP's, press etc. They, with the crew, will be having a dinner that evening hosted by the NY mayor, returning thursday. The 'proper' BA001's start friday.
Tomorrow afternoon, Tony Blair is expected to fly on Concorde to Washington, (probably Andrews AFB).
Charters are not a part of the relaunch, maybe a few lucrative ones from 2003. They generate 9% of profits, but use up a disprortionate amount of airframe life.
BA have so far sold 7500 tickets, generating £20 million.
F+ Rouge From France, joined May 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
... and there will be a joint AF/BA press conference immediately after Concorde's arrival in New York in which will take part Rudolph Giuliani, mayor of New York, Jean-Claude Gayssot, French Minister of Transport , John Spellar, his British counterpart and the two Airline Presidents Jean-Cyril Spinetta and Rod Eddington.