- 1919. The year the oldest airline in the world is established – KL
- 1920. The year the second oldest airline in the world is established – Qantas.
- 1979. The year Qantas inventedbusiness class.
USD $40,000. The sum American Airlines saved by removing 1 olive from each salad served in first class in 1987.
$700 million. The sum that Singapore Airlines spends on food every year. Much more than the cost of the wine – $16 million.
5.6 billion. Or 80% of the world’s population. This is the amount of people that 747 family has flown.
30,000. This is the amount of the flights in USA for each day, boarding over 2 million passengers.
37 seconds. According to Chicago O’Hare’s International Airport, every 37 seconds an aircraft takes off or lands at it.
1.5 litres. This is the amount of water that travelling by air can shed up from the body during an average 3 hour flight.
2.4 metres. The height of the winglets on an Airbus A330-200 is the same as the world’s tallest man.
Meals. They are different for each pilots and co-pilots in case of food poisoning.
Taste buds. Flying numbs about 1/3 of the taste buds in our mouth. That’s why most of people think the food and the coffee in the plane are strange.
Caviar. Lufthansa is the world’s largest purchaser of caviar, buying over 10 tons per year.
JFK. Originally, the John Franklyn Kennedy Airport in New York was named Idlewild Airport.
To the moon and back. The world-wide 747 fleet has logged more than 78 billion kilometres, equivalent to 101,500 trips to the moon and back.
Longest flight. Sydney to Dallas on Qantas A380 is the longest flight in the world.
Check-in. The internet and on-line check-in was first introduced by Alaska Airlines in 1999.
Power up! Total electricity capacity of a 747-8 can power up to 480,000 32inch flat screen TVs.
Author: Savina Danailova