(29 August 2022, 11:08 +07)
Qantas has unveiled plans to resume flights to New York with a new service from Sydney, via Auckland, starting 14 June 2023.
The airline will initially operate flights QF3 and QF4 thrice weekly, after a three-year COVID-induced hiatus.
Flights will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliners, with three new aircraft scheduled for delivery next year.
Qantas currently operates six daily services to Auckland from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne which will increase to 11 daily services when the new flight to New York launches.
The flight time between Auckland and New York is approximately 16 hours.
“We’re back flying to most of our pre-COVID destinations, which is a fantastic achievement by our teams and so important for Australians reconnecting with the rest of the world,” said Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce. “We can’t wait to return to New York and it’s made possible by the delivery of new aircraft, which have been caught up in delays that have impacted lots of airlines. Customer feedback on our direct London and Rome services show how well suited our Dreamliner cabins are to longer international flights like these, which is helped by the fact we designed them with more room and fewer seats than most of our competitors. We think this route will be very popular with Australians given the opportunity to connect via Auckland and it also gives New Zealanders more choice.”
When Qantas launches the New York flights it will operate two Points Planes in the first week, with all seats across every cabin available as a Classic Reward flight on QF3 and QF4 on 16 June.
Points Plane connections will also be available for Frequent Flyers based in Brisbane and Melbourne to use Classic Rewards for their trans-Tasman flights.
Tickets for the Sydney-Auckland-New York flights are now on sale.
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