Qantas Airways will add a seventh weekly flight in April on its A380 service between Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and Sydney, Australia, making the flight daily.
The Aussie carrier has been flying six days a week since September 2014, when it began using the giant double-decker airplane on the route. The A380, the largest commercial passenger jet in the world, can carry 484 passengers. And the DFW-to-Sydney route is currently the longest scheduled passenger flight in the world.
“We are delighted that Qantas is adding a seventh weekly frequency to their popular DFW to Sydney service,” said John Ackerman, Executive Vice President for Global Strategy and Development at DFW Airport, in a prepared statement. “The Qantas A380 service going daily a testament to the strength of the DFW market, and it is vitally important to business and leisure customers because it offers them more choices and additional convenience.”
Before switching to the A380, Qantas flew a Boeing 747-400 on the route, which it launched in 2011.
Qantas is a key member of the oneworld alliance in partnership with American Airlines and 13 other carriers. Additionally, Qantas and American are joint-venture partners on trans-Pacific routes to Australia and New Zealand.