PAL Express, the new, low-fares brand of Philippine Airlines, completed its inaugural flight to Caticlan on May 5, 2008. The new carrier, which operates a fleet of nine modern Bombardier Q300 and Q400 turbo-propeller aircraft, will boost services on May 19 when it opens a hub in Cebu. PAL Express will fly a total of 22 routes initially, including some to island and provincial points without air service currently.
Australian sustainable aviation fuel industry receives massive boost with major investment
The Australian sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry has received a massive boost with a major joint investment. A Queensland biofuel refinery being jointly developed by Jet Zero Australia and LanzaJet is to receive investment from Qantas Group, Airbus, and the Queensland Government. The refinery is looking to produce SAF from agricultural by-products, including sugar cane.