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Dallas/ Fort Worth Airport now on Qantas Schedule

by 17. January 2011 07:00
Qantas Airways is expected to fly between Sydney and Dallas four times a week. As per the rumors the service between Sydney and Dallas will start from 16th May 2011. The service to Dallas is the result of withdrawal of flight service from the San Francisco Airport from 14th May 2011.

 As per chief executive Alan Joyce statement, "Flying to DFW is an important step for Qantas as we expand and improve our international services".

Mike Boyd of the Boyd Group in Evergreen, Colo, called a deal as the successful mega-coup for D/FW Airport.

The Boeing 747-400Er aircraft will be used from Dallas/ Fort Worth Airport to Brisbane, Australia, and then to Sydney. The flight from Dallas will not fly directly but take some halt at Brisbane which is 276 miles away from Sydney but the return plane will from Sydney to Dallas will be a non-stop flight.

This would be the fifth longest nonstop flight covering 8,348 air miles. The Sydney to Dallas/ Fort Worth Airport covering 8,624 miles is the third longest and will takes around 17 hours to cover the enter journey.

The aircraft 747 will facilitate a total of 416 passengers with premium coach and a business class.

The torrential rains in Brisbane that flooded the city and the explosion of A 380 engine in November were the major cause of delay in the starting for the flight services.

According to the industrialist analyst the connectivity of Qantas to Dallas as will turn out to be a boon for the city.

This step of Qantas will give Dallas the connectivity with other 44 international destinations and 144 domestic cities. A total of USD 3.1 million will be given to Qantas by the airport that includes landing fees, terminal rents and other charges for two years. The incentive packages will also be extended to North Texas for its market efforts.

Covering Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York Dallas will be the first mid-continental stop.

"It's a game-changer for us," and "It opens up a whole new part of the world for us." said Jeff Fegan the chief executive, Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

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