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New Pride aircraft in Australia – Pictured on December 29, 2023

New Pride aircraft in Australia – Pictured on December 29, 2023

The Jetstar Airbus A320 has been in service on domestic routes in Australia since this month, with a painted rainbow star and a nine-metre long “Praying with Pride” slogan.

Along with Pride, the Melbourne-based low-cost airline and Qantas subsidiary is supporting the Queer Arts and Culture Festival. MitsummaIt takes place from January 21 to February 11, 2024 in Australia's second largest city.

“Melbourne is the home of Jetstar and we are incredibly proud to be the official airline partner of Mitchumma for the eighth consecutive year,” said Jetstar CEO Stephanie Tully. “There's a seat for every person on Jetstar, no matter how they identify, and this inclusive spirit is on public display now more than ever.”

Rainbow planes have already been used by many airlines in recent years. In 2017, a Qantas flight promoted an LGBTI festival in Sydney with a pride flag on the tail fin and lettering in rainbow colors ( reported). In 2021, Luxembourg's Luxair put a Pride flight into service ( reports). Since last year, Lufthansa has been traveling across Europe with a “Lovehansa” plane (reported by

In May 2023, Dutch KLM launched an Embraer 190 with two hearts in the color of the Progress Pride Flag as the new “Cityhopper” ( reports). In June, Scottish regional airline Loganair took off with a “Pride Jet” ( reports). More recently, DHL Express delivered a cargo plane with rainbow fins for the first time (reported by (mice)