Fifty facts about Concorde

With an initial ticket cost of £356 and 17 miles to the gallon per passenger, the numbers behind Concorde remain staggering. But it’s also been responsible for some bizarre tales…


Despite having retired back in 2003, there are very few aircraft that can excite aviation enthusiasts like Concorde. For no other reason beyond the fact that we still absolutely love it, here are 50 incredible (and sometimes slightly random) pieces of information about a truly classic plane…

1. The programme cost for the Concorde was £1.3bn by the time it entered service in 1976 – in today’s money that’s £9.4bn.


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