Bigger than Texas: new routes announced

Latest News|Published 28 March 2022

Qantas doubles down on flights between Melbourne and the US.

Melbourne’s post-COVID tourism recovery is set to accelerate with Qantas launching a new direct route from Dallas Fort Worth and significantly increasing flights from Los Angeles.  

From 2 December 2022, we’ll operate four weekly return flights between Melbourne and major US hub, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), with our Boeing 787 Dreamliners.  

These are the first direct flights by any airline between the two cities and follows the success of Qantas’ longstanding Sydney-Dallas route.    

Dallas Fort Worth is home to Qantas’ partner American Airlines, providing seamless connections between Australia and over 200 cities across the US, Canada, Mexico and South America.  

We are also adding another four weekly return flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles with our 787s, up from four currently, to meet strong demand on the route.  The additional flights are operating from this week.  

Lounge Reopens

The Qantas Melbourne International Business Lounge has today welcomed its first visitors since the start of pandemic, with customers flying to Delhi this morning the first to reacquaint themselves with the lounge. 

The Melbourne First Lounge, which operated as a hybrid First/Business Lounge during the pandemic, has reverted to the full premium offering