Panda plane

British Airways drew a panda face on one of its 777-200 aircraft to mark the start of its three-times-a-week direct service from Heathrow to Chengdu – home of China's renowned research centre into the furry animals. BA/IAG, as the only UK cargo carrier to offer a direct service on the route expects to carry traffic for the booming high tech and pharma trade from the region. [+]

Panda repatriation

Fresh from its exploits in repatriating a lost sea turtle to the Gulf of Mexico, KLM moved two year old panda Fu Hu from Amsterdam to Chengdu, China on one of its 747 Combi aircraft on November 8. Born inSchönbrunn zoo in Vienna, she was headed for the panda park ... [+]

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