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…

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…

Qantas to operate three test flights in order to launch direct routes to London Heathrow and New York JFK

Qantas has announced three ultra long-haul research flights to gather new data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing. The flights form part of planning for Project Sunrise – Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York. The three…

Cathay Pacific CEO in shock resignation

The British CEO of Cathay Pacific has resigned over participation of some of it’s workers in the Hong Kong protests. Chief Customer and Commercial Officer, Paul Loo has also resigned. The news was announced on Chinese state media, rather than through Hong Kong business channels. Last week China warned Cathay Pacific that employees that “support…