American Airlines confirmed on Thursday that it will launch non-stop flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, starting in October 2024, using a re-configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring its new Flagship Suite Business Class seat.
Clocking in at just over 8,300 miles, the new seasonal route will be AA’s longest nonstop flight and the only destination currently served by the airline in Australia from the DFW hub.
American Airlines will be using a Boeing 787-9 fitted out with 51 Flagship Suite seats and 32 Premium Economy seats. The Flagship Suite is based on the Adient Ascent Business Class seat with privacy doors.
The Adiesnt Ascent seat is already used on some 787 Dreamliners operated by Qatar Airways, and the seat will also used on Hawaiian’s upcoming fleet of Dreamliners.
American Airlines will operate daily flights to Brisbane to coincide with Summer in Australia.
In addition to its new service to Brisbane, AA will also launch nonstop flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro as a new daily service aboard its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, while AA will also return to Kona, Hawaii from Dallas Fort Worth.
Both flights will start on October 27.
Until now, American Airlines has relied on its joint venture with Qantas for flights from Dallas Fort Worth to Australia, with the Aussie flag carrier serving both Sydney and Melbourne from Texas.
American Airlines didn’t have any further details about its new Brisbane service, such as flight timings or what prices fares will start from.
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