Want to zip from Sydney to Hong Kong in barely four hours?
That's not only less than half of the nine hours usually needed for this trip, it's also quicker than it takes to fly between Sydney and Perth.
The founder and CEO of supersonic startup Boom has cited routes like Sydney-Hong Kong as ideal corridors for his next-gen Concorde, on top of 'hero' routes such as London to New York and Sydney or Melbourne to Los Angeles.
“Over 500 routes have enough traffic for supersonic service and the opportunity for meaningful speedups,” Blake Scholl explained to RoutesOnline.
"Any transatlantic or transpacific route will experience significant speedups, as will Asia/Pacific routes such as Hong Kong to Perth or Sydney."
Scholl's spruiking comes on the back of an un-named European airline taking an option for 15 of the compact supersonic jets, in addition to the ten options inked by Richard Branson's Virgin Group for delivery from 2023.
"Asian, Gulf, and South American carriers will also see great value in using Boom airplanes to fly travellers faster," he said.
How much faster? The Boom XB-1 will be capable of scything through the sky at Mach 2.2 – just over twice the speed of sound, at 2,700km per hour.
That's even zippier than the Concorde's Mach 2 and almost three times the clip of conventional commercial jet from 800km/h to 965km/h.
However, Boom's advanced design and use of modern lightweight materials such as a carbon composite fuselage should make for supersonic flying with less noise and greater fuel efficiency.
It'll also be much more comfortable than the Concorde, with Boom's all-business class layout of 45 seats - arranged in a private jet-style layout with just one seat either side of the centre aisle – providing plenty of legroom and creature comforts...
Scholl predicts that Boom will succeed where Concorde eventually failed because developments in technology and lighter materials will translate into much cheaper tickets which will make supersonic travel affordable to the mainstream.
"It won’t be a bucket-list purchase any more" he promises.