QANTAS will honour one of Australia’s cutest native animals, the quokka, by naming its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner after the cheery mammals.
“Quokka” was among the most popular suggestions in a national poll of more than 60,000 entries to name the airline’s fleet of eight Dreamliners and the aircraft will be joined by another called Skippy later this year.
Meanwhile, quokkas are making international news, with Hopman Cup winner Roger Federer’s Quokka selfie snapped in Dec reaching more than half a billion people around the world.
The tennis legend’s shot (pictured) taken on Rottnest Island was picked up by newspapers and news sites around the world, appearing in 239 publications in the UK, 53 in Switzerland, 45 in Colombia and 30 in the United States.
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Source: Travel Australia