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Day: <span>January 24, 2023</span>

Virgin names plane after Queen Elizabeth II – KTVZ

By Lilit Marcus, CNN The phrase “queen of the skies” has just taken on another meaning. While the now-discontinued Boeing 747 bore the moniker in the past, Virgin Atlantic is repurposing the phrase as it names a plane after the late Queen Elizabeth II. The airline has occasionally named its planes after notable women in

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Vistara pauses plane orders ahead of Air India merger, eyes international growth

Vistara has put the brakes on new plane orders while it awaits regulatory approval to merge with Air India, but that will not stop the airline from adding more international routes to boost profits, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The full-service carrier, a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and India’s Tata Sons, will receive its pending order for 17 aircraft by mid-2024 taking its total fleet to 70 planes. Tata also owns Air India.

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