Qantas To Start Routes Between Melbourne To Dallas
Qantas has announced intentions to begin flights between Melbourne and Dallas Fort Worth, as well as a large increase in flights to Los Angeles, as part of its ongoing expansion strategy. Boeing 787 aircraft will conduct four weekly round-trip flights between Melbourne and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) beginning on December 2, 2022, according to the national airline.
Qantas’ Sydney-Dallas Fort Worth route has been a long-running success story, and the new flights will be the first direct service by any airline between the two cities. DFW is the headquarters of Qantas’ partner American Airlines, which provides seamless connections between Australia and more than 200 destinations across North and South America as well as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and South America.
Qantas will also increase the number of return flights it offers between Melbourne and Los Angeles from four to six each week, up from four now. Flights to and from the extra destinations will begin this week. Beginning in December, Qantas’ rebuilt A380s will start flying some of these flights to Los Angeles, marking the return of the superjumbo and the reinstatement of First Class service to Melbourne.
Among the aircraft’s features are a redesigned Business cabin with 70 newly renovated suites, an expanded Premium Economy section with 60 seats (up from 35), as well as newly renovated Economy and First cabins.
The top deck lounge (which is available to Business and First class passengers) has been enlarged and refurbished to include booth type seats for a total of 10 people, a self-service bar, and the opportunity to order specialty cocktails and food from the bar. To create place for additional premium accommodation, thirty economy seats have been removed from the plane.
According to Stephanie Tully, Chief Customer Officer at Qantas Group, “we are seeing really significant growth from Melburnians wanting to travel overseas for a holiday or business trip after two years at home, while visitor arrivals is starting to pick up.” “We are seeing really strong demand from Melburnians wanting to travel overseas for a holiday or business trip after two years at home,” she said. “Flights to the United States are especially popular, with Los Angeles reservations currently reaching levels seen prior to the COVID era… Given the significant number of passengers who have previously traveled between Melbourne and Dallas Fort Worth through our current Sydney service, we have high expectations for how this route will perform once flights begin.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Qantas Melbourne International Business Lounge has seen a resurgence in visits, with passengers traveling to Delhi this morning becoming the first to reacquaint themselves with the facility.
Since then, the Melbourne First Lounge has returned to its full premium offering, having previously functioned as a hybrid First/Business Lounge during the epidemic.