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Qantas launches a direct flight from Australia to Dallas

Qantas launches a direct flight from Australia to Dallas

(CNN) – As global travel continues to reopen in 2022, there will soon be another addition to the list of ‘world’s longest flights’ – a direct route between Melbourne, Australia and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) operated by Qantas.

The Australian airline, nicknamed the “Flying Kangaroo”, has announced that the new route will begin on December 2, 2022 and will be serviced by Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Customers who continue to travel to other North American cities can contact Qantas’ partner American Airlines, which has a hub in DFW.

Although Qantas offers many long-haul flights to the United States, this is the first time in history that a commercial airline has organized a non-stop flight between Dallas and Melbourne.

This announcement highlights the news that Dallas, as CNN’s Richard Quest can tell you, currently has what might be calledMoment. “It is also great news for Melbourne, which has held up Six insurances over nine months during the pandemic.

“There has been no city in the world that has done this tougher during Covid than Melbourne, but no city is recovering so quickly,” Stephanie Tully, chief customer officer at Qantas Group, said in a press release.

“We’re seeing really strong demand from Melbourne residents wanting to go abroad for a vacation or a business trip after spending two years at home,” she added.

Australia began slowly reopening its borders to international travelers who were fully vaccinated in February.

The MEL-DFW direct route operates at about 17 hours, which will add it to the list of the longest flights in the world. Inaugural flight tickets are now on sale.

Last week, Air New Zealand added a new route to its ultra-long-haul club, announcing plans to launch Direct flights between Auckland and New York City – A former Kiwi airline. Flights departing from JFK to Auckland will start in 17 hours 35 minutes.

Currently, the world’s longest passenger flight operates between Singapore and JFK on Singapore Airlines. It covers 9,534 miles and spends about 18 hours in the air.

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The Australian national carrier, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2020, has made no secret of its desire to push the limits of long-distance travel.

‘Project Sunrise’, Qantas’ plan to operate non-stop flights between Sydney and London, has been derailed by the pandemic, but the airline Still hoping to revive him.

During the pandemic, Qantas, like many airlines around the world, has innovated to stay afloat and keep employees employed.

Qantas”Flights to anywhere– that have flown over major attractions such as Uluru or during events such as Supermoon Giving Australians the opportunity to travel within the country in new ways.