American Airlines Expands Winter Routes: Direct Flights to Brisbane and More

American Airlines is set to broaden its international network next winter, including the inauguration of direct flights from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to Brisbane, Australia (BNE), a first in the airline’s history.

This expansion also encompasses new services to Veracruz, Mexico (VER), Rio de Janeiro (GIG), and the resumption of flights to Kona, Hawaii (KOA), further enhancing the airline’s global footprint.

This strategic move not only offers travelers enhanced connectivity but also underscores American Airlines’ commitment to offering diverse travel destinations across Australia, Brazil, Hawaii, and Mexico.

“American is thrilled to grow our international network to give customers more ways to escape the cold next winter,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Senior Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning.

“Together with Qantas, customers can enjoy more ways to explore new destinations across one of the most comprehensive networks connecting the United States and the South Pacific.”

Direct Flights from Dallas-Fort Worth to Brisbane

American will offer the first-ever service between DFW and BNE starting in October. This new service, launching from American’s largest hub, will enable one-stop connections to BNE from more than 100 destinations across the United States that currently require at least two stops. Brisbane and the state of Queensland are known for sensational coastlines, world-famous zoos, a vibrant cultural scene and 280 days of sun every year.

When American’s seasonal service begins, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the airline’s network. For additional comfort, customers will be able to enhance their premium experience on American’s newly designed Boeing 787-9 aircraft featuring 51 Flagship Suite® seats and 32 Premium Economy seats.

The joint business between American and Qantas continues to offer customers one of the most comprehensive networks connecting North America and Australia and New Zealand. Next winter, the partnership will offer services from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Vancouver, Canada (YVR), to four major gateways in Australia and New Zealand: Auckland (AKL), Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), and Sydney (SYD). As part of the American–Qantas partnership, customers will be able to connect to more than 200 destinations across the U.S., and nearly 70 destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific — more than any other partnership.

Qantas AA Route Map

From the ice and snow to sun and sand

Starting Oct. 27, American will launch service between DFW and GIG. Joining service from Miami (MIA) and expanded service from New York (JFK), American will offer up to four daily flights for customers to visit impressive landmarks and world-renowned beaches in Brazil. Next winter, American will offer more daily flights to GIG from the U.S. than all other airlines combined.

American will also return service between DFW and KOA Oct. 27. Operating alongside service to Honolulu (HNL) and expanded service to Kahului (OGG), customers will have up to five daily flights to Hawaii from DFW to choose from to experience luscious landscapes, natural volcanic-created wonders and the spirit of aloha.

American’s new and enhanced winter service

OriginDestinationService NotesAircraft Type
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)Brisbane, Australia (BNE)New daily seasonal service begins
Oct. 27, 2024
Boeing 787-9
DFWKahului, Hawaii,
Restoring second-daily service operates Dec. 19, 2024,
to Jan. 6, 2025
Boeing 787-8
DFWKona, Hawaii (KOA)Returning daily seasonal service begins Oct. 27, 2024Boeing 787-8
DFWRio de Janeiro
New daily seasonal service begins Oct. 27, 2024Boeing 787-8
JFKGIGExpanded daily seasonal service starts Oct. 27, 2024Boeing 777-200
Los Angeles (LAX)Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)Earlier seasonal service restarts
Dec. 5, 2024
Boeing 787-9

More short-haul international service this summer

The summer will see American Airlines enhancing its short-haul international service, with new flights to Veracruz and over 55 peak-day departures from DFW to Mexico. This expansion solidifies the airline’s position as the leading U.S. carrier to Mexico, with more than 105 peak-day flights planned for 2024.

OriginDestinationService NotesAircraft Type
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM)Expanded service to two flights on Saturdays starts
June 8, 2024
Boeing 737
DFWProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS)Expanded service to two flights on Saturdays starts
June 8, 2024
Boeing 737
DFWSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)Expanded service to two flights on Saturdays starts
June 8, 2024
Airbus A319
DFWVeracruz, Mexico (VER)New daily service starts
June 12, 2024
Embraer E175

American Airlines’ membership in the oneworld® alliance, celebrating 25 years of global connectivity, continues to offer customers a seamless travel experience across a vast network of destinations. The alliance’s commitment to growth and customer service is exemplified by the opening of a new oneworld-branded lounge in Seoul, providing a tranquil space for travelers to relax and recharge.

The expansion of American Airlines’ winter routes and the ongoing partnership with oneworld and Qantas underscores the airline’s dedication to connecting customers with the world, offering more ways to earn and use AAdvantage® miles, and enhancing the overall travel experience.

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