Norwegian sets record for "fastest transatlantic flight"
New York - The low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced that it has set a new transatlantic flight time record.
The record came during a flight between London and New York, the shortest flight ever made by a subsonic passenger aircraft. In this case, it is a Norwegian 787-9 Dreamliners.
On January 15, Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London with 284 passengers on board, flew the route in 5 hours and 13 minutes, the fastest transatlantic flight recorded on a subsonic commercial jet.
The previous record was 5 hours and 16 minutes. The flight benefited from strong tailwinds, propelling the aircraft to a maximum speed of 776 mph (1249 km/h), giving it 25 minutes ahead of arrival. Captain Harold van Dam, who flew the 787-9, reported that the flight could have been even faster if there were no turbulence.