American Airlines applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to fly nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Rio de Janeiro three times a week beginning Nov. 18, 2010. American recently was granted DOT approval to offer daily nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Rio de Janeiro and 4-days-a-week nonstop service between Miami and Brasilia starting Nov. 18. American also offers daily nonstop service from DFW and JFK to Sao Paulo and multiple flights from its hub at Miami International Airport to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife, and Salvador. In 2009, American entered into a codeshare alliance with GOL, which will offer service beyond Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to other cities in Brazil.
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.