Today, the 3rd modified BA Concorde, OAG, carried out a test flight.
In the first 4 days of ticket sales, BA took £11 million in fares.
That promotion is limited, and not unusual.
Some flights as far forward as April 2002 are already 20% full, profits start at around 35% loads, depending on the types of tickets booked.
At Mach 2, Concorde is very fuel efficient, the engines being 42% thermal efficient, still unrivalled. And plenty of airframe life left.
Don't understand French ATC's problem, if true. In the UK, if there is a big delay it diverts.
Security has ALWAYS been tight on BA Concorde, very few know how to fly her, (there have been twice as many astronauts than Concorde pilots). The two simulators being owned by EADS and BAE Systems.
Plus, the Mayor of NY sent his congratulations, enough said!