Qantas inaugurates Brisbane to San Francisco

Qantas Brisbane to San Francisco

Qantas commenced direct Brisbane to San Francisco flights on 09 February. The previously unserved route had an estimated 30,000 passengers in 2019, with over 190,000 travelling annually between Queensland and California according to OAG Traffic Analyser.

Qantas on 09 February commenced three-weekly operations between Brisbane and San Francisco, unlocking an underserved market from the Queensland capital. An estimated 500,000 passengers travelled between Queensland and the USA in 2019, with one-quarter of this between Brisbane and California alone. In total, US visitors to Queensland are up 10.5% year-on-year. 

Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO Brisbane Airport Corporation, said: “The US visitor market is currently the fourth largest for Brisbane Airport in terms of passenger numbers. Relative to the size of the market and overall demand, Queensland has been underserved from the USA, so these non-stop Qantas flights will go some way to addressing pent-up demand.”


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