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For the first time ever, American Airlines is launching service between Brisbane and Dallas–Fort Worth on October 27.

As travel to North America from Asia Pacific continues to grow in demand, the introduction of American’s second route to Australia ensures even greater adventure opportunities for those travelling from Down Under. DFW serves as an important gateway to explore other parts of the United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America.

“We’ve had an incredible response from travellers looking to venture to North America and beyond from Australia, so we’re excited to be further strengthening our Asia-Pacific footprint as we add sunny Queensland to our growing list of destinations.

“With our new route and our partnership with Qantas, we hope to open-up the world even more to customers,” said José Freig, Vice President International Operations.

“With this new route, our customers in Brisbane will have access to our largest U.S. hub, from where they can connect to explore unexplored and much-loved destinations around the world; from sunny Miami, to the deep South in Sao Paolo and beyond.”

When American’s seasonal service begins, it will be the longest nonstop flight in the airline’s network.

BNE – DFW schedule*

Origin Destination Departure Time Arrival Time


BNE DFW 10:00am 8:20am Boeing 787-9
DFW BNE 10:35pm 06:30am (+2 days)

*Flight times subject to change and account for Daylight Savings.

Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO of Brisbane Airport highlighted the importance of the announcement.

“American Airlines’ entry into the market is a milestone moment, locking in Brisbane Airport’s 30th direct international connection, our 25th international airline, and Brisbane’s longest route. Its Dallas Fort Worth hub will provide travellers with a world of options in North, Central and South America.

“It underscores Brisbane’s allure as a global destination, and unlocks fresh tourism and business prospects for Queensland, with every jet providing export opportunities to the USA.”

“Our partnership with American Airlines supercharges Brisbane Airport’s position as an aviation hub and will be Brisbane’s 4th gateway into North America, alongside Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles.”

Next winter, the American and Qantas partnership will offer services from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Vancouver, Canada (YVR), to three major gateways in Australia: Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD) and Auckland, New Zealand (AKL).