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Most Americans seem convinced that Concorde was not economically viable, but they should consider one or two things.
Both British Airways and Air France had said for years that they made an operating profit flying the planes. British Airways is no longer owned by the British government and must make a profit to survive, so there is no reason to doubt this statement.
How much profit did Concorde make for British Airways?
On average Concorde made and operating profit of £30-50 Million a year for British Airways in the boom years where many passengers were travelling first class. British Airways reportedly received £1.75 Billion in revenue for Concorde services against an operating cost of around £1 Billion. Air France made a much smaller profit.
The ministry added that Japan had successfully tested an engine that could theoretically reach speeds of up to five times the speed of sound. - BBC
Originally posted by danwild6
Whether this aircraft every flies at all will be dependent on how much fuel
it consumes per passenger. The Concorde burned a metric tonne of fuel per
passenger on every trans-atlantic run. Does anybody have any info on this
things fuel consumption.