Randy Tinseth of Boeing Commercial Airplanes says the company's 787 Dreamliner has opened up 180 new markets since it "went into service" in 2011.
Andre Viljoen of Fiji Airways says the airline's participation as the first partner in the Oneworld Connect program puts it on "the global aviation map."
The flight from Singapore to New York will have no economy class and will take almost 19 hours.
Asian stocks closed slightly lower on Wednesday, although Australia bucked the trend and recorded moderate gains.
This weekend a Boeing 787 will take off from Australia and land in London around 17 hours later.
Qantas is planning 'huge changes' for its international business next year, which is expected to spur its earnings, its CEO said.
Alan Joyce deserves credit for the turnaround at Qantas, says Greg Smith of Fat Prophets.
Alan Joyce of Qantas says the airline has been rebalancing carrying capacity from Europe and into Asia as part of big changes in international routes.
Alex Leyland of Leyland Private Asset Management says Australia's Qantas had a "very strong" first-half result.
Australia's Qantas Airways amended its website, referring to Taiwan and Hong Kong as Chinese territories, after China's warning.
Passengers in Bali's airport were stranded for a second full day as the Mount Agung volcano here continued to spew ash.
Thousands of passengers have been impacted as the airport in Bali was closed following activity from the Mount Agung volcano.
Asian shares closed narrowly mixed in Thursday trade following the softer lead from Wall Street.
An Air France flight from Paris to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in eastern Canada.
Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, says the airline's partnership with Emirates has seen the number of passengers traveling to Europe on the Qantas code increase from 400,000 to 1.2 million.
With Boeing and Airbus, the airline is targeting a record 20 hour non-stop commercial flight.
John Strickland, director at JLS Consulting, discusses Qantas' plan for a non-stop flight between London and Sydney, which the airline hopes to introduce in 2022.
Asian indexes closed mostly higher on Friday after Wall Street slipped while investors awaited a central banking meeting in Jackson Hole.
Markets in Asia remained jittery on Thursday, although the escalation of tensions over North Korea's nuclear threats appeared to wane.
Security has been increased at Australian airports.