Delta launches new long-haul flight to compete with American and United

When speak comes up of long-haul flights, many who dwell within the U.S. will invariably consider Australia.

After the nation’s flagship service Qantas Airways  (QUBSF)  launches the brand new route in 2025, the 20-hour and 10,576-mile flight between the 2 cities will push out Singapore Airlines  (SINGF) ‘ New York route for the title of the longest working flight on this planet.

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But at current, these touring between the U.S. and Australia typically have to undergo both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Numerous airways fly from these cities not simply to Sydney however different Australian areas resembling Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Delta, United and American Airlines all fly to Australia from the United States.

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Delta to run 17 weekly flights between the U.S. and Australia (that is the most recent one)

Delta Air Lines  (DAL)  on Feb. 23 mentioned that it might begin working a Brisbane-L.A. flight beginning on Dec. 4. Spanning 7,161 miles and taking simply over 14 hours, the brand new route will run thrice every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday till March 28, 2025, to fulfill the extra fashionable journey interval through the American winter and Australian summer season.

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“With this addition of Brisbane, Delta’s upcoming winter schedule will supply our clients as much as 17 weekly flights between the U.S. and Australia,” Delta’s SVP of Network Planning Joe Esposito said in a statement. “This marks our most in depth schedule to the South Pacific thus far, and as we construct our presence within the area, we all know our clients will benefit from the enhanced expertise.”

Brisbane is the capital of the Australian state of Queensland and is often passed through by tourists on the way to beaches along Australia’s Noosa and Gold Coast.

After Sydney, Brisbane will be the second Australian city from which Delta flies while competitors such as United Airlines  (UAL)  and American  (AAL)  also fly there alongside other cities such as Melbourne and Perth.

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Currently offering more flights to Australia than any other U.S. airline, United has been running a flight between San Francisco and Brisbane since 2022 and L.A. and Brisbane since 2023. American Airlines, meanwhile, announced a new flight to the city from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport for one of the few flights to Australia from a U.S. city away from the West Coast.

On top of the flights from the U.S.-based airlines, Qantas runs the largest number of routes between different American and Australian cities.

All of these routes and increasing competition between airlines for the South Pacific travel market speak to both the higher numbers of travelers going between the two countries after Australia definitively opened up to visitors following the pandemic, as well as the fact that many are looking to go directly from their home city instead of having to transit through Sydney to get to anywhere else in Australia.

“Conversely, this route opens doorways for extra Australian vacationers to indulge within the glamorous attract of Hollywood in Los Angeles or to reap the benefits of greater than 40 handy one-stop connections to fashionable U.S. cities,” Delta said of its new Brisbane flight.

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