Key Points:

  • American Airlines unveils its longest nonstop flight, connecting Dallas Fort Worth to Brisbane, Australia.

  • The 17-hour journey will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring premium cabin options.

  • This expansion strengthens DFW's international network and taps into Australia's post-pandemic tourism boom.

New Nonstop Service Connects Dallas to Brisbane

American Airlines is soaring further south, adding a new route from its Dallas Fort Worth hub to Brisbane, Australia. This 7,200-mile journey marks the longest nonstop flight in the airline's network, offering a convenient link between Texas and the Sunshine State.

Taking to the skies on October 27th, the seasonal service will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, catering to both budget-conscious and luxury travelers. While standard economy seating is available, passengers seeking an elevated experience can opt for the 51 Flagship Suites or 32 Premium Economy seats, all boasting American's latest cabin design.

This expansion isn't just about Brisbane. It's part of a broader network boost for Dallas Fort Worth, with new summer routes to Veracruz, Mexico, and winter connections to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Kona, Hawaii, also taking off this year. This strategic move strengthens DFW's position as a major international hub, particularly considering its existing nonstop service to Sydney, operated by Qantas.

Brisbane itself isn't just a destination; it acts as a gateway to Australia's vast offerings. American has partnered with Qantas, allowing seamless connections to the airline's extensive domestic network. This collaboration ensures the ultra-long-haul route's profitability while providing diverse travel options for passengers.

Australia's post-pandemic tourism boom makes this new connection even more timely. After enduring some of the world's strictest Covid-19 lockdowns, the country is experiencing a surge in visitors, with Brisbane, alongside regional capitals like Darwin and Perth, actively attracting international travelers. Business travel is also flourishing, with a significant increase reported last year between Australia and the United States.

Tickets for the Dallas-Brisbane service, along with those for the other new routes, go on sale February 5th. Whether seeking leisure adventures or business opportunities, this new connection opens up a direct path between Texas and the Land Down Under, offering a comfortable and convenient travel experience.