Qantas launches first-ever direct route between Melbourne and Dallas/Fort Worth
Qantas service from Melbourne to Dallas/Fort Worth
Qantas has begun the first-ever direct route between Melbourne and Dallas/Fort Worth. The service is operated three times weekly – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays – with the 787-900. It adds to Qantas’ existing direct flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles, increasing seats between Victoria and the US by more than 6,000 per month.
Melbourne to Dallas/Fort Worth is one of eight new international routes Qantas has announced since borders reopened and the second new route from Melbourne, following the launch of Delhi flights last year.
“We’re excited to be providing our customers with another new international destination out of Melbourne as demand for travel continues to grow strongly,” said Andrew David, Qantas Domestic and International CEO. “We’ve already seen a great response to these flights since they went on sale, not just from those wanting to visit Dallas, but for travellers wanting to take advantage of the excellent connections to popular destinations like Orlando, Miami and Boston.”
Qantas’ joint business partner American Airlines will also offer codeshare services on the flight as part of the joint network into Australia, marketing and selling the route to its customers across North America.
“Qantas’ new service to Dallas will be the longest route ever flown out of Melbourne, and the fourth longest in the world,” said Lorie Argus, CEO Melbourne Airport. “This is the first time Victoria has had a non-stop connection to a North American city that’s not located on the west coast, and will help provide local travellers and exporters with faster and easier access to much of the continent, while bringing more international tourists to Victoria.”
Sean Donohue, CEO Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, commented: “The addition of service to Melbourne is a significant milestone for DFW Airport. It is reflective of not only the strength of our network as one of the most connected airports in the world, but it also shows the vitality of the Dallas Fort Worth region economy as a place to do business and visit. As the second busiest airport in the world, it makes sense that Qantas looked to expand service here to take advantage of all that we offer and to give Qantas customers another option to the U.S.”