Anne Majumdar

Norwegian seems to just keep getting faster and faster, breaking its own record for fastest subsonic transatlantic flight from New York to London using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

The aircraft, registered as G-CJGI and captained by Gatwick-based Martin Wood, hurtled through the journey in just five hours and nine minutes – four minutes faster than its previous record set in January.

Norwegian Airlines record breaking crew KarryOn

The flight, which left New York’s JFK on February 8, touched down at Gatwick Airport an hour ahead of time due to a strong jet stream which helped the carrier reach an impressive 799mph on the crossing.

Norwegian record breaking dreamliner KarryOn

The previous record, also set by Norwegian, was set by Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which topped 776mph as it soared across the Atlantic Ocean. That flight was also pushed forward by a powerful jet stream that reached 202mph.


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