World's fastest Trans-Atlantic flight record set by Flight DY701

Setting a new world record, a flight from New York to London has made hits for the fastest ever trans-Atlantic journey. It did this remarkably in less than 5 hours.

World's fastest Trans-Atlantic flight record set by Flight DY701

The flight which left The John F Kennedy Airport, New-York at 11:44 am, reached London at 9:57 GMT. The flight reached an amazing top speed of 1,248 km/hr. This was enough to beat the previous record held by the British Airways which was set in 2015.

However, Harold van Dam, the captain of flight DY701 even had more hopes. He said that if not for the turbulence, they could have done it even faster, even though they arrived 53 minutes earlier than expected. The plane carried 284 passengers, and it was assisted by wind jet streams of 220 miles per hour.

Irrespective of their impressive feat, the Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight still has a long way to go before they beat the definitive trans-Atlantic record which is currently being held by an unbelievable British Airways Concorde flight from New York to London, which took just two hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds.

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