Airport Expects Qantas to Offer Dallas-Brisbane Flight Next Year, Blissfully Unaware US Government Sticking a Fork in It…

The head of the Brisbane, Australia airport is projecting Dallas service when Qantas gets Boeing 787s next year.

When Qantas operated Sydney – Dallas with a Boeing 747, the plane made a stop in Brisbane in one direction.

Brisbane Airport chief Julieanne Alroe has declared the Queensland capital is ready for Qantas to launch direct flights to the US city of Dallas on the airline’s Boeing 787s when they are delivered next year.

…“We’d love to see Dallas come online. We had Dallas return leg before they put the A380 on it and it was very popular because we have a lot of American investment in the energy business here, so there was some pretty regular travel to and from Texas,” Ms Alroe said

Ms Alroe said Brisbane Airport was also keen to have airlines fly from the Queensland capital to San Francisco, but that it was more likely Dallas would be added first.

“I think Dallas will come before San Francisco. That’s where the airlines are most eager to go to. Unless we can convince an American airline to do it,” she said.

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That route, other new routes, and even some current service is jeopardized by the Department of Transportation’s refusal to allow American and Qantas to expand their joint business venture. A potential Sydney-Chicago route also hangs in the balance.

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  1. Brisbane airport has been giving subsidies to airlines that commence new international routes – case in point Air Canada YVR -BNE.

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