Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft this week using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (reg. G-CKHL).
Norwegian flight #DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick LGW completed the full duration of the flight in 5 hours and 13 minutes on Monday 15 January 2018.
This was the fastest transatlantic flight recorded on a subsonic commercial aircraft.
- Take off 16:44 UTC
- Landing 21:57 UTC (RB24 data show a touch down at 21:55 UTC)
- Duration 5h13 mins
- Aircraft Boeing 787-9 registration G-CKHL
Strong tailwinds over the Atlantic Ocean reached a maximum of 176 knots (202mph-326 km/h). The tailwinds pushed the aircraft to a top speed of 674 knots (776mph-1,248 km/h) during the flight.
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