Concorde’s last flight

Residents ‘won’t lose any sleep’ over the end of Concorde

Residents won’t lose any sleep over the end of Concorde (1) pressure group HACAN ClearSkies claimed today.

John Stewart, Chair of HACAN ClearSkies, said, “Residents under the flight path won’t lose any sleep over the demise of Concorde. Undoubtedly it was a beautiful bird, but it was also one of the noisiest and dirtiest beasts in the sky.”

Stewart added, “The real significance today, though, is that Concorde has shown that supersonic air travel has proved uneconomic. It means that manufacturers are now more likely to concentrate on producing cleaner and quieter sub-sonic planes rather than a new generation of supersonic jets. If supersonic travel had taken off, the constant noise for people under flight paths would have been truly horrendous.”

Notes for Editors

  1. Concorde’s last flight will take place on Friday 24th October.

For further information contact John Stewart on 0207 737 6641 or 07957 385650.