Supersonic jet reaches 1,300mph and hopes to go anywhere in world in just four hours

Travelling on a supersonic jet will again be possible after an airline boss said his goal was to take any passengers anywhere in the world in four hours.

The aircraft, called The Overture can reach 1,300mph – over double the speed of the quickest commercial planes.

Boom Supersonic is behind the ambitious plans which would hugely reduce time in the air.

The company based in Colorado, US, hoped to cut flights between Miami and London from eight hours and 45 minutes to just five hours.

Other routes – such as trips between New York and London – could be reduced by six-and-a-half hours to just three-and-a-half.

Blake Scholl, CEO of Boom Supersonic, claimed the ‘son of Concorde’ would confine jet lag to history as travellers could beat any time difference.

He said: “If a flight from San Francisco to Tokyo is cut from 12 hours to six, you can leave a whole day later.

“If you leave Sunday morning, you’ll get there Sunday afternoon, which is Monday morning Japan time, do a day of meetings and arrive back home 24 hours after you left without any jet lag.”

Twenty supersonic Overture jets have been bought by American Airlines and 40 others are on hold.

Boom Supersonic said it had more than £ 5billion ($6billion) worth of pre-orders. Virgin Atlantic asked for 10 jets in 2016 while United Airlines requested 15 last year.

The last and most famous supersonic jet was Concorde, which launched in 1976 and stopped flying in 2003.

Between 65 to 80 passengers can be accommodated on The Overture with ‘business class-style’.

This will mean middle rows on flights will be a relic from a different era, the company claimed.

Prices of tickets, however, are a tad pricey and a single ticket from London to New York will cost about £1,750.

Last month, The Mirror reported about the plane described as the ‘world’s fastest airliner’ which would break the sound barrier.

Boom Supersonic then provided a sneak peek at the latest design for its Overture plane, which is poised to be rolled out in 2025.

The plane will fly Mach 1.7 (the measurement used for the speed of sound), with aims to run on 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel.

The company said that it was aiming to start production in 2024.

According to the Boom Supersonic website: “Supersonic aircraft fly higher than existing airliners, cruising at up to 60,000 feet.

“At this altitude, you fly above most of the turbulence, allowing a smoother ride than on subsonic aircraft. Looking out your window, you will see the darkness of space above you and the curvature of the Earth below.”

The company, however, added: “Passengers will not hear or feel anything associated with the plane breaking the sound barrier.”