It is not possible to resume any kind of operations, the type certificate is withdrawn, the aircraft decommissioned (permanently), the support network 2 years gone and pretty impossible to bring back.
did provide much lower cost trips, we at BA
called them 'round the bays', as they originally went around the Bay Of Biscay.
These were the most common charters, AF
were doing them until the end, BA
did not post the 2001 re-launch, as they had become barely profitable, for BA
that is, not the charter company!
In 1999, the last full year BA
Concorde did a charter operation (which at best, provided just 9% of Concorde revenue), there were 36 LHR
Including one on Christmas Day.
Including two (OAA and OAC), which chased the Aug 11th eclipse.
However, some were also operated from other UK airports, like MAN
, even some abroad, such as from CDG
Plenty of other types of charters too, but the basic, 90-100 min, 10 mins or so at Mach 2, BA9010C LHR
-LHR, was the cheapest way to get on a supersonic flight.
Though rather a short flight, the BA9010C's, with 100 pax, but no baggage and a much lower fuel load, really got away fast, even by Concorde standards.
The first was in 1978, an early BA
Concorde pilot was urged by his local pub to charter one for a pleasure trip.
From the early 80's these sort of charters steadily increased, good PR
, easy to do, the aircraft being increasingly profitable on it's scheduled routes anyway.
But it's gone and not coming back, a new SST is at best decades away, it happens at all.
Whilst I feel sorry for those that wanted to, but missed flying Concorde, both operators did offer this more affordable way to experience it for many years.
I wanted to see a Saturn V launch from Kennedy Space Centre, but was way too young when the last one went, life is sometimes like that.