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Bound for Brisbane: American Airlines to fly Down Under next winter

Feb 05, 2024

• American Airlines will launch new service to Brisbane, Australia (BNE), in October with its newly designed Boeing 787-9 aircraft outfitted with Flagship Suite® seats.
• The industry’s leading domestic and short-haul international network will continue to grow this year as American adds new service to Veracruz, Mexico (VER), and resumes service from DFW to Kona, Hawaii (KOA).
• American will also add expand service to Rio de Janeiro (GIG), Grand Cayman (GCM), Turks & Caicos (PLS) and U.S. Virgin Islands (STT) from its hubs this year.

From Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), American will add new service to Brisbane, Australia (BNE), in October, and Veracruz, Mexico (VER), in June. Additionally, from DFW, American will add new service to Rio de Janeiro (GIG) and resume service to Kona, Hawaii (KOA), for the winter.

“American is thrilled to grow our international network to give customers more ways to escape the cold next winter,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning. “Together with Qantas, customers can enjoy more ways to explore new destinations across one of the most comprehensive networks connecting the United States and the South Pacific.”

New places to explore are even more rewarding as an AAdvantage® member, with the opportunity to earn miles and Loyalty Points through flying and beyond.

Heading to the land Down Under

American will offer the first-ever service between DFW and BNE starting in October. This new service, launching from American’s largest hub, will enable one-stop connections to BNE from more than 100 destinations across the United States that currently require at least two stops. Brisbane and the state of Queensland are known for sensational coastlines, world-famous zoos, a vibrant cultural scene and 280 days of sun every year.

When American’s seasonal service begins, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the airline’s network. For additional comfort, customers will be able to enhance their premium experience on American’s newly designed Boeing 787-9 aircraft featuring 51 Flagship Suite® seats and 32 Premium Economy seats.

The joint business between American and Qantas continues to offer customers one of the most comprehensive networks connecting North America and Australia and New Zealand. Next winter, the partnership will offer services from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Vancouver, Canada (YVR), to four major gateways in Australia and New Zealand: Auckland (AKL), Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), and Sydney (SYD). As part of the American–Qantas partnership, customers will be able to connect to more than 200 destinations across the U.S., and nearly 70 destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific — more than any other partnership.

From the ice and snow to sun and sand

Starting Oct. 27, American will launch service between DFW and GIG. Joining service from Miami (MIA) and expanded service from New York (JFK), American will offer up to four daily flights for customers to visit impressive landmarks and world-renowned beaches in Brazil. Next winter, American will offer more daily flights to GIG from the U.S. than all other airlines combined.

American will also return service between DFW and KOA Oct. 27. Operating alongside service to Honolulu (HNL) and expanded service to Kahului (OGG), customers will have up to five daily flights to Hawaii from DFW to choose from to experience luscious landscapes, natural volcanic-created wonders and the spirit of aloha.

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