First scheduled supersonic passenger flight
Concorde, Concorde
first first
Not Applicable ()

The BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde, first flown on 2 March 1969, cruised at up to Mach 2.02 (2,333 km/h; 1,450 mph) and became the first supersonic airliner used on passenger services when, from London’s Heathrow Airport and Orly Airport, Paris, the first Concordes with commercial passengers simultaneously took flight on 21 January 1976. The London flight was headed to Bahrain and the Paris to Rio de Janeiro. Both Air France and British Airways ended their Concorde service in 2003.