Qantas takes off from the Golden Gate to the Sunshine State

Latest News|Published 12 February 2020

San Franciscans flew direct from San Francisco to Brisbane for the first time yesterday, with Qantas operating a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on a brand-new route. 

The 13-hour 36 minute, 7,070 miles San Francisco to Brisbane (QF60) service marks the first time the Bay City and the River City have been linked by non-stop flights. 

Qantas currently operates daily direct flights from San Francisco to Sydney four times a week from San Francisco to Melbourne. The new San Francisco flight will operate three days a week on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. 

In April, Qantas will start flying from Chicago to Brisbane as it adds another unique route to its network using the Dreamliner. 

Qantas will continue to promote Queensland destinations in the US market throughout the year to encourage American visitors to Australia, highlighting many iconic Aussie destinations like the Great Barrier Reef, which were not impacted by the heavily reported bushfires. 

Both flights will be cross promoted by Qantas partner American Airlines in the US, which is the world’s largest airline. 

Passengers transferring between domestic and international terminals at Brisbane will benefit from an increase in terminal transfer bus services during the morning peak period to cater for the additional customers coming off the new US services.