Australia Closer Than Ever With Direct Dallas/Fort Worth Service, Special Fares From Select Cities

Mar 11, 2011, 16:46 ET from Qantas Airways

NEW YORK, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Qantas Airways, the world's longest continuously operating airline, today announced a fare sale to Australia to celebrate the May launch of the airline's new non-stop service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Australia, making a visit to one of the world's most alluring destinations easier and more affordable, with fares from $998*.

"This represents an excellent opportunity to travel to Australia," said Mr. Wally Mariani, Qantas Senior Executive Vice President for the Americas. "The Dallas/Fort Worth non-stop service to Australia, which will offer convenient connections to an expanded range of American Airlines code-share services, give travelers in many U.S. cities new one-stop access to Australia.  Our industry-leading product and service ensure a comfortable journey and these fares represent incredible value, whether travelers are seeking a budget-friendly adventure, a luxury vacation or to conduct important business."

The limited-time special fares begin at $988* for flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Australia; with select code-share connecting flights on American Airlines available for an incredibly low $10* add-on to the special Dallas/Fort Worth fare from the following cities:

  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • New Orleans
  • Raleigh/Durham, N.C.
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Orlando, Fla.
  • Houston

Travel dates are May 16 to June 1, 2011 and August 3 to September 3, 2011; flights must be booked between March 11 and March 18, 2011.* For reservations, contact a preferred travel agent, visit or call 800-227-4691**.

About Qantas:

Qantas features for trans-Pacific International Economy passengers departing on U.S. mainland flights include award-winning service; enhanced food and bar service including a choice of menu selections, blankets and pillows, more than  400 video-on-demand program options with a personal, in-seat interactive video screen; and a carefully-considered amenity pack, featuring a selection of comforts to enhance the flight experience.

Features for Qantas Business passengers departing from the U.S. mainland include: award-winning Qantas Business service; access to the deluxe Qantas Business lounges in Sydney and Melbourne and partner lounges stateside; an enhanced Skybed sleeper seat designed by Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson, with ergonomically-enhanced cushioning; up to 1,000 entertainment options presented on the 12-inch in-arm touch screen system; cuisine options from five-course dinners to a la carte menus to Room Service breakfasts designed by leading Australian Chef Neil Perry, and a luxury amenity pack, featuring premium comforts to enhance the flight experience.

*Fare sale available on Qantas-operated flights. Taxes/fees/September 11 security charges of approximately $175 are additional depending on itinerary chosen. Seats are limited, restrictions apply. Visit for more details.

**Reservations made by phone incur an additional $30 charge.

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