American Airlines will commence new non-stop flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Brisbane from October – the first-ever scheduled service between the destinations.
The oneworld member carrier will utilise newly designed Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft featuring 51 Flagship Suite® seats and 32 Premium Economy seats on the route.
“American is thrilled to grow our international network to give customers more ways to escape the cold next winter,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning. “Together with Qantas, customers can enjoy more ways to explore new destinations across one of the most comprehensive networks connecting the United States and the South Pacific.”
American will offer the first-ever service between DFW and BNE starting in October. This new service, launching from American’s largest hub, will enable one-stop connections to BNE from more than 100 destinations across the United States that currently require at least two stops. Brisbane and the state of Queensland are known for sensational coastlines, world-famous zoos, a vibrant cultural scene and 280 days of sun every year.
When American’s seasonal service begins, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the airline’s network. For additional comfort, customers will be able to enhance their premium experience on American’s newly designed Boeing 787-9 aircraft featuring 51 Flagship Suite® seats and 32 Premium Economy seats.
The joint business between American and Qantas continues to offer customers one of the most comprehensive networks connecting North America and Australia and New Zealand.
Next winter, the partnership will offer services from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Vancouver, Canada (YVR), to four major gateways in Australia and New Zealand: Auckland (AKL), Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), and Sydney (SYD).
As part of the American–Qantas partnership, customers will be able to connect to more than 200 destinations across the U.S., and nearly 70 destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific — more than any other partnership.
Also from its Texan hub, American is also introducing flights to Veracruz, Mexico in June, and services to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and restarting flights to Kona, Hawaii (KOA) for the northern winter.
Tickets for the new routes will be available for purchase starting 5 February.