Flight numbers

25 Feb 2008 by Mark Caswell

905 million The record profit before tax in Australian dollars (£425 million) achieved by Qantas for the last six months of 2007. The figure represents a 73 per cent increase on the same period in 2006.

2,220,032 The number of passengers who passed through Gatwick airport in January 2008. The figure includes a rise of 22.4 per cent in passengers travelling to Ireland, compared with January 2007.

66,678 The amount in euros raised by Finnair’s Change for Good Christmas campaign, in association with UNICEF. The money collected will go towards helping children affected by HIV and AIDS in Vietnam.

539 The number of billboard, poster and flatscreen TV ads at the forthcoming Heathrow Terminal 5. Advertising specialist JC Decaux estimates that a typical T5 visitor will see between 50 and 120 adverts during their time at the airport.

74.3 The percentage of readers who think all hotels should go 100 per cent smoke-free. Click here to take part in our latest survey.

53 The number of hotels signed by the Rezidor Hotel Group during 2007. The group now has 65,840 rooms either in operation or under development, including over 200 Radisson and 100 Park Inn brands.

44.3 The percentage of those voting London’s black cabs as the best in the world, according to a survey of 3,300 people by New York polled second with 15.4 per cent, with Madrid in third place with 11.4 per cent.

Three The number of additional A380 superjumbos ordered by Korean Air this month. The new order brings the total number of A380s purchased by the carrier to eight, with the first aircraft due to be delivered in 2010.

By Mark Caswell

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