Los Angeles travelers planning trips to Australia next year now have more flights to choose from thanks to Qantas. As of January 21, 2015 the carrier is increasing LAX to Melbourne, Australia from once daily to 10 weekly. .
Qantas International CEO Simon Hickey said Qantas is the leading carrier for Americans travelling across the Pacific, with an extensive flight schedule and premium customer experience on-board its A380 and B747 aircraft. “The US is one of our most important markets. We have increased our frequency from the US to Australia and we continue to be the only airline to operate the A380 across the Pacific, which we know is important for both our business and leisure customers.
Qantas currently offers 34 flights a week to Australia from New York, Dallas and Los Angeles - with more than 100 connections from across America to its key hubs with codeshare partner American Airlines.
Starting September 29, 2014 Qantas will operate A380 services from both Dallas and Los Angeles.The airline is celebrating the 60th anniversary of Qantas services to the US. In 1954, Qantas operated a Super Constellation from Sydney to San Francisco – its first trans-Pacific route to North America.
Sample summary of Qantas Australia schedule from LAX:
- Los Angeles – Melbourne QF 94/93 continues to operate daily with an A380 aircraft 22:50 / 07:35
- Los Angeles – Melbourne QF96 to operate Mon/Wed/Fri with an evening departure and B747 aircraft Jan. 21, 2015, 20:30 / 05:00
- Los Angeles – Sydney QF12 will continue to operate daily from Los Angeles to Sydney with an A380 aircraft Jan. 31 22:05 / 06:30
- QF18 Los Angeles to Sydney will be operated by a B747 and will connect with QF16 from New York Jan. 31 23:50 / 07:35
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