American Airlines to launch service to Brisbane from Dallas

Brisbane Airport and American Airlines statement


For the first time ever, American Airlines is launching service between Brisbane (BNE) and Dallas–Fort Worth (DFW) on Oct. 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*

OriginDestinationDeparture TimeArrival Time


BNEDFW10:00am8:20amBoeing 787-9
DFWBNE10:35pm06:30am (+2 days)

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

Gert-Jan de Graaff, CEO, Brisbane Airport, comments: “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.”  

The joint business between American and Qantas continues to offer customers one of the most comprehensive networks connecting North America and Australia and New Zealand. Next winter, the 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). As part of the American–Qantas partnership, customers will be able to connect to more than 200 destinations across the U.S., and nearly 70 destinations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific — more than any other partnership.

Queensland Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick, comments: “This is a massive coup for Queensland as we continue to rebuild international tourism after the COVID downturn, opening up the state to the lucrative North American market during the peak winter period.”

“This new American Airlines service also opens up so many new opportunities for Queensland businesses, both in Texas and across parts of the eastern and southern United States.

Quotes attributable to Tourism Minister Michael Healy:

“Brisbane is a global brand and continues to grow since being named an Olympic and Paralympic City, so this gives Americans the chance to see our state first-hand and provides an avenue for students and their families to return.

“The extra freight capacity is great news for Queensland exports, especially with fresh produce now able to be flown out of Brisbane instead of being trucked interstate to other airports.

“Securing American Airlines through our Governments $200 million Attracting Aviation Investment Fund is an important step in rebuilding Queensland’s international visitor economy post the pandemic.”

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* DFW-BNE roundtrip schedules will operate at different times on Tuesdays and Saturdays (departing DFW) for the full season due to operational requirements. The schedule may also vary from month-to-month (TBD). This schedule is the planned schedule to operate in Dec2H (Dec 19 – Jan 6) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays (departing DFW).

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