World’s largest fire-fighting aircraft, the Boeing 747 Global Supertanker reached Bolivia to help fight the Amazon fires

  President Evo Morales announced on Wednesday that Bolivia has ordered the 747 Supertanker to assist firefighters battling a massive outbreak of wildfires in the Amazon basin. The huge air tanker, identified as Tanker 944, that can carry up to 19,200 gallons (72,680 liters) of water or fire retardant departed from Sacramento McClellan Airport at…

Protesters plan “stress test” of Hong Kong Airport this weekend

Protestors are planning to “stress test” Hong Kong International Airport this weekend. ABC News Australia reports that Hong Kong’s High Court was extending an order that requires demonstrations to have permission from authorities. In response protest organisers have told protesters to “Go to the airport by different means, including MTR, Airport Bus, Taxi, Bike and…

INCIDENT Passengers of Hawaiian Airlines #HA47 evacuated via emergency slides after smoke filled the cabin

Seven passengers were taken to hospitals when a Hawaiian Airlines flight landed in Honolulu on Thursday with smoke in the cabin and cargo hold, officials said. The flight #HA47 from Oakland, California, made its emergency landing around 11:30 HT. The crew deployed the plane’s emergency slides for the evacuation, which officials said took between 30…

VIDEO Prince William and Kate Middleton boarding Eastern Airways flight after Prince Harry and Meghan private jet drama

Amid drama following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s trips via private jet, William and Kate flew commercial with their children from Norwich, England, to Aberdeen, Scotland, on Thursday. “We were delighted to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their family on board one of our flights again, this time when they flew from Norwich to Aberdeen with…

Qantas caps some regional airfares

Qantas has bowed to community and government pressure to reduce the airfares for regional communities. The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reports that a Senate enquiry heard claims of a $4800 ($US3247, €5321, £2208) return fare for a family of 3 to fly between the Queensland towns of Cloncurry and Townsville. The enquiry, however, found no…