Thursday, 11 June 2015

American Airlines to operate SYD-LAX, as Qantas returning to SFO

American Qantas CEOs on 77W
Doug Parker and Alan Joyce in an American 777-300ER.

American Airlines will replace a portion of Qantas’s flights between Los Angeles and Australia from December, freeing up an aircraft for the Flying Kangaroo to resume services to San Francisco.

Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce and American chief executive Doug Parker announced the new routes on the sidelines of the International Air Transport Association annual general meeting in Miami on Tuesday.

American will operate the Sydney-Los Angeles route from December 17 with a daily service operated by three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The airline last served Australia with its own aircraft in the early 1990s, when it briefly operated a four times weekly LAX-Honolulu-Sydney service using Douglas DC-10 trijets.

Meanwhile, Qantas is returning to San Francisco from December 20 with three-class Boeing 747-400s, bringing back a destination dropped from its network in 2011 when it began services to Dallas-Fort Worth.

The flights would initially operate on peak days and increase to six times a week from January 2016.

Sourced from the "Australian Aviation" website and the story continues on here

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