British Airways pledged its support for New York with the announcement that Concorde flights will resume across the Atlantic on Wednesday, November 7.
Rod Eddington, British Airways' Chief Executive, said: "We are delighted to be returning Concorde to the skies and back into New York. "
"We hope Concorde's return will play a major part in rebuilding confidence in New York and demonstrating that it is business as usual between the UK and the USA. We have received tremendous support from our regular business customers over the last year and we look forward to carrying them supersonically across the Atlantic once more."
New York's Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, welcomed today's announcement. He said: "Concorde's return is symbolic of how all New Yorkers feel about rebuilding this great city. I am personally proud to welcome Concorde back to New York."
The airline will begin operations with an initial six times a week service between London Heathrow and New York JFK. Bookings open tomorrow, Tuesday October 16 at 9.00am UK time.
Flight BA001 will depart six times each week from London Heathrow at 10.30am local time and arrive in New York at 9.25am local time. The return flight, BA002, will depart New York at 12.15pm local time and arrive at Heathrow at 9.10pm. Flights to and from New York will operate on every day except Saturday.
From 1st December until 13th April 2002, the airline will operate a once a week scheduled Barbados service from Heathrow, departing Saturdays at 9.30am and arriving in Barbados at 9.45am. The return will depart Barbados on Saturdays at 11.45am and arrive at Heathrow at 8.00pm