Qantas Offers Daily Flights from Sydney to Dallas in April
26th Nov 2015
Qantas Airways will soon add another flight to their 6-time weekly service between Sydney and Dallas, Fort Worth International Airport, making this a daily service now. The new flight on the longest flight in the world will be available as of April next year.
At the moment, The Flying Kangaroo is making the journey from Sydney to Dallas in approximately 16 hours, which makes this the world's longest scheduled passenger flight, and is using wide body Airbus A380 aircraft for it, which has a range of 15,700 kilometers and can carry about 520 passengers.
Initially, Qantas used Boeing 747s when it started to fly to Fort Worth, Dallas in 2011, but then decided to employ Airbus A380s on the route as of last fall.
According to the Australian airline, it will now be able to carry more than 3,300 passengers between Sydney and Forth Worth, Dallas every week.
In a short statement about this, Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Development at Dallas, Fort Worth Airport John Ackerman said:
"We are delighted that Qantas is adding a seventh frequency to their popular DFW to Sydney service. The Qantas A380 service going daily is a testament to the strength of the DFW market, and it is vitally important to business and leisure customers because it offers them more choices and additional convenience."
Qantas is also a member of the Oneworld alliance with American Airlines, which operates out of Fort Worth, with which it is also a joint-venture partner on Australia and New Zealand trans-Pacific routes.
The United States-based carrier is also planning to launch a daily flight from Los Angeles to Sydney. This will be its first flight to Australian in 23 years. The service will begin on 17th December this year and will be flown with Boeing 777-300ER planes.