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The Quokka onboard a Qantas aircraft (Photo: Qantas)

Qantas Promotes Western Australia with Third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Name

Qantas has named its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after one of Australia’s “cutest native animals,” the quokka. The quokkas are described as the happiest animals on the earth and are unique to Australia. In a national poll of more than 60,000 entries to name the Qantas’ fleet of eight Dreamliners, "Quokka" was one of the most popular suggestions. Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said that this naming is a strategic move to entice visitors to travel to Western Australia, as…

Korean Air Receives First Bombardier CS300 Jet

On Friday, Bombardier and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to the Asian airline. The Seoul-based airline is the Asian launch customer for the new C Series aircraft family. “This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into…

Boeing and Avation PLC Deliver 10th 777-300ER for Philippine Airlines

On Friday, Boeing and Avation PLC, an aircraft leasing company, celebrated the delivery of Avation's first Boeing aircraft, the 777-300ER, that will be leased and operated by Philippine Airlines. The delivery of the aircraft marks the 10th 777-300ER aircraft for the airline. "The Boeing aircraft will serve our long-haul operations,…

China Airlines Begins Nonstop Flights Between Taipei and London

On Friday, China Airlines began operating four weekly nonstop flights between Taipei, Taiwan (TPE) and London-Gatwick (LGW) using the A350-900XWB aircraft. This route will make China Airlines the only airline in Taiwan to operate nonstop flights between Taipei and London. Overall, this introduction of nonstop flights to London represents an…

WestJet Announces WestJet Link, Plans Regional Air Service Expansion

WestJet has announced WestJet Link, a regional air service that will be operating under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Pacific Coastal Airlines. Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President expressed how the airline will continue to connect Canada: "A CPA with Pacific Coastal underscores WestJet's commitment to offering more Canadians access…

Air Canada Uses Virtual Reality to Demonstrate Dreamliner Experience

Air Canada has become the first Canadian airline to use virtual reality to simulate a passenger's experience flying on board the airline’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner. With the technology, users are able to explore all aspects of the aircraft.   "Air Canada is always developing new ways to enhance the customer…

Emirates Celebrates Addition of 100th Airbus A380 to its Fleet

Earlier this week, Emirates celebrated the major delivery of its 100th Airbus A380 wide-body aircraft. The special delivery ceremony took place at Airbus’ delivery center in Hamburg, Germany on Friday. In attendance at the ceremony was Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, President of…

Qantas Plans to Power Aircraft with Biofuel Beginning in 2020

Qantas announced that the airline plans to have its Los Angeles-based aircraft powered by biofuel from 2020 onward, thereby reducing the carbon emissions on the airline’s service between the U.S. and Australia. The airline is purchasing the fuel from U.S. based bio-energy company, SG Preston. It’s expected that Qantas will…

JetBlue and Atlas Air Deliver Needed Supplies to Puerto Rico

JetBlue, the largest airline in Puerto Rico, along with Atlas Air Worldwide, have sent over 110 tons of supplies to Puerto Rico in recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. JetBlue’s initiative, 100x35 JetBlue, is a commitment to launch 35 initiatives in the next 100 days. This will help support JetBlue employees…

Delta Signs Sponsorship Agreements With the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United…

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be the official airline of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the home for the Falcons and Atlanta United. The partnership is for the next five years until 2021, and increases the ties between Delta and its global hub in…