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Flying Kangaroo Takes off From Melbourne to Dallas

Latest News|Published 5 December 2022

Qantas has operated the first ever direct flight between Melbourne and Dallas/Fort Worth, creating more travel options for Australians travelling to North America.

The Qantas flights are the first non-stop flights by any airline between the two cities and are in addition to the national carrier’s direct flights from Melbourne to Los Angeles, increasing seats between Victoria and the United States by more than 6,000 per month. 

Melbourne-Dallas/Fort Worth is one of eight new international routes Qantas has announced since borders reopened and the second new route from Melbourne, following the launch of Delhi flights last year.

Qantas’ joint business partner American Airlines will also offer codeshare services on this flight as part of the joint network into Australia, marketing and selling the route to its customers across North America. 

QF21 will depart at 2pm with Texan-themed celebrations at check-in. Customers travelling through Qantas’ lounges in Melbourne today will enjoy a Texan-inspired menu including chilli beef brisket and corn bread. 

Flights will operate three days per week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays – with Qantas’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.  

Route Flight Dep Time Arr Time Frequency Aircraft
MEL-DFW QF21 1400 1245 Mon, Wed, Sat B789
DFW-MEL QF22 1910 0545+2 Mon, Wed, Sat B789

Times above are local. From late March 2023, the flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.