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Air France and British Airways to resume Concorde flights to New York

The Concorde<.> Needle-nosed aircraft jet is once again to take to the skies after both Air France and British Airways grounded…

The Concorde<.> Needle-nosed aircraft jet is once again to take to the skies after both Air France and British Airways grounded their fleets following an Air France Concorde crash in the Paris suburb of Gonesse last year. According to an announcement, the newly renovated jet will resume flights to New York on November 7. The jet was worked over to address safety concerns following the July 25, 2000, crash that killed 113 people.



The French and British airline companies said in a joint statement that the decision to resume flights reflected confidence about the industry`s ability to overcome the crisis in the US following the tragic terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11th. Speaking to reporters, British Airways chief executive Rod Eddington said the flights would demonstrate that it is business as usual between Britain and the United States. Air France plans to operate five weekly round-trip flights between Paris and New York, while British Airways, will conduct six weekly round trips and as of December 1 up to April 13, 2002 BA will operate one flight per week between London and Barbados.

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