Love to travel but hate long flights? The Tokyo to Seattle Overture flight time will be just 4.5 hours!
Denver-based aviation startup Boom Supersonic has developed the Overture: the world’s fastest airliner that is also environmentally-friendly. It’s not ready to start shuttling passengers just yet, but when it is we’ll be see travel time being cut in half for many destinations—including a route between Tokyo and Seattle.
Read on for all the details!
Commercial supersonic travel hasn’t been a reality since 2003, when the Concorde was retired. Now, 20 years later, the Overture is primed to bring supersonic travel back.
Three airlines have placed orders for Boom Supersonic’s Overture: Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, and American Airlines. The trials won’t start until 2026 at the earliest, and if all goes well, public flights may be available as soon as 2029. A flight from Tokyo to Seattle will take just 4.5 hours instead of the usual 9 hours.
The Overture will be able to hold up to 88 passengers. Despite the small size and the supersonic speed, he CEO of Boom Supersonic has said that the flights will be “affordable.”
The company also plans to reach net zero carbon dioxide by 2025 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The Overture will use “up to 100% sustainable” fuel.
Find out more about the Overture on the Boom Supersonic website.