Bacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 795 times:
who actually owned the concord? i know that ba and air france have em. exactly how many do they have in service? also, i once saw a picture of a concord in a singapore airlines livery. Did they operate the concord? do they still? on what routes? what routes did braniff operate their concords on?
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 710 times:
Singapore Airlines did operate half a Concorde as a code-share with British Airways in the late 1970s. The Concorde carried SIA's livery on one side and BA on the other.
The route flown was LHR-BAH-SIN but was still slower than today's non-stop service because of the refuelling time at Bahrain and flight restrictions. The service was stopped after only a few flights as the fare was proposterous and Malaysia imposed a ban on Supersonic flight from its airspace in fear of Cold War spy aircraft ... hence pretty much restricting Concorde out of Singapore.