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Flying Kangaroo Takes off From Dallas/Fort Worth to Melbourne

Latest News|Published 4 December 2022

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

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 Los Angeles to Melbourne, increasing seats between the United States and Victoria by more than 6,000 per month. 

Dallas/Fort Worth - Melbourne is one of eight new international routes Qantas has announced since borders reopened and the second new route to 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. 

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
DFW-MEL QF22 7.10pm 5.45am +2 Mon, Wed, Sat B789
MEL-DFW QF21 2pm 12.45pm Mon, Wed, Sat B789

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