From the end of March, British Airways will drop its current Aerospatiale/British Aerospace Concorde London Heathrow-New York Kennedy Airport timetable in favour of a schedule more popular with US passengers "who are in the majority at the moment", says the airline.

BA confirms that it will continue to operate only one supersonic schedule a day because it has put on hold the safety modifications yet to be carried out on two of the seven Concordes in its fleet.

Airline sources say that under present economic conditions the market will not support the twice-daily supersonic transatlantic schedules the aircraft flew before it was grounded in the wake of the July 2000 Air France crash near Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France. BA says it has decided to postpone the £3 million ($4.8 million) per aircraft safety modifications for the remaining two aircraft.

Source: Flight International