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Famous Passengers

Queen Elizabeth 2 arrives on tour by Concorde

Concorde was a favourite mode of transport for the world’s most famous and successful people. They valued the time savings created by supersonic speeds. Passengers included royalty, business owners, presidents, prime ministers, celebrities, models, movie stars and rock stars. Many lesser-known people also achieved lifelong aspirations and flew Concorde to celebrate many special occasions. Charter flights also saw Concorde visit almost 300 airports around the world. Concorde was an icon of the 20th and 21st Centuries and wherever it went, it became as famous as those it carried:

  • Queen Elizabeth 2 and Prince Philip
  • Queen Mother
  • Pope John Paul II
  • UK Prime Ministers Tony Blair and John Major
  • French President Jacques Chirac
  • Fred Finn (photo below), Concorde’s most frequent passenger with 718 flights
  • Paul McCartney
  • Bee Gees
  • Phil Collins
  • Sting
  • Robbie Williams
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Joan Collins
  • Piers Morgan, ex-Daily Mirror editor
  • Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear presenter
  • Sir David Frost, tv presenter
  • Lord Saatchi
  • Bernie Ecclestone, F1
  • Tony Benn, ex-UK Technology Minister
  • Lord Marshall, ex-Chairman of British Airways
  • Models Christie Brinkley and Jodie Kidd
  • European Ryder Cup Team
  • David Beckham and the England World Cup squad
  • Manchester United (1999 Champions League final)
  • Madonna
  • Diana Ross
  • Mike Tyson
  • Elton John
  • Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones
  • Robert Redford
  • Luciano Pavarotti
  • Sean Connery
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Annie Lennox
  • Rod Stewart
  • Sir Terence Conran

Former French President Jacques Chirac relaxes on Concorde

Fred Finn, Concorde’s most frequent traveller with 718 flights

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