Qantas on Monday began utilizing the Airbus A380 on its route amongst Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth, and the flight is now a nonstop in each directions.
Qantas previously employed a Boeing 747 on the route, and was necessary to quit in Brisbane before continuing on to Sydney.
The Australian airline stated it is now using “the world’s biggest passenger aircraft on the world’s longest route.”
“Not only will the A380 increase seats on the route by more than ten% each and every week, it will also offer us with higher fuel efficiency and the variety to operate the return service direct back to Sydney,” stated Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce.
Qantas will operate the new A380 service six occasions per week (each and every day except Tuesdays). Flying time from Sydney to DFW is about 14 hours 50 minutes, and about 15 hours 30 minutes from DFW to Sydney.
The airline’s two-deck A380 has 484 seats (14 in initial class, 64 in enterprise, 35 in premium economy and 371 in economy).
DFW will welcome its second A380 service on Wednesday, when Emirates switches to the superjumbo jet on the Dubai-Dallas route, on which the airline presently uses a Boeing 777.