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Flying at a subsonic speed of over 1,290 km per hour, a British Airways (BA) flight reached Heathrow airport from New York in a record 4.56 hours.

As per the data available with the online flight tracker service Flightradar24, the flight departed from the JFK Airport on Saturday reached Heathrow shortly after 11.20 p.m.

This is not the only flight as moments later another Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350 flight landed at Heathrow, only a minute less than the time the BA flight took, and three minutes quicker than another Virgin plane.

The two flights broke the previous New York to London record held by Norwegian airlines.

The previous flight reached London Gatwick from JFK Airport in 5 hours 13 minutes in January 2018.

The British Airways flight utilised strong winds to cover the distance in record time as the worst storm in seven years set its eyes on the UK and Europe.

“There is a risk of danger to life from towering waves, flying debris and treacherous road conditions,” a statement by the UK Met office said.

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