Qantas Airways welcomes final DoT approval of American Airlines alliance

    Qantas welcomed (20-Jul-2019) the US Department of Transportation‘s (DoT) final approval of its alliance with American Airlines. Qantas stated the final approval allows the carriers to coordinate as a joint business to offer new routes and destinations to passengers while reducing travel time. As previously reported by CAPA, Qantas plans to launch four times weekly Brisbane-Chicago and three times weekly Brisbane-San Francisco services by the end of Apr-2020, operating with Boeing 787-9 equipment.