British Airways plane flies across Atlantic in less than 5 hours to break subsonic airliner record

Beijing time 10, according tomedia reports, a British Airways (BA) flight set a record for the fastest subsonic speed over the Atlantic Ocean, sunday morning flight 4 hours and 56 minutes from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport, 80 minutes earlier than scheduled.

British Airways plane flies across Atlantic in less than 5 hours to break subsonic airliner record

Flightradar24, an online service that tracks global flights in real time, said BA had beaten Norwegian’s previous record of 5 hours and 13 minutes.

The fastest record holder across the Atlantic is the British Airways Concorde, which flew from New York to London in 1996 in just 2 hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds, with a top speed of 2,172 km/h.