Qantas commences Melbourne-San Francisco nonstop service

    Qantas launched (01-Sep-2018) four times weekly nonstop Melbourne-San Francisco service with 236 seat Boeing 787-9 equipment. The carrier operates 13 weekly nonstop services from Melbourne to the US, and operates six times weekly between Sydney and San Francisco. [more – original PR]

    Melbourne Airport CEO: New nonstop San Francisco route a boost for local start ups and entrepreneurs

    Melbourne Tullamarine Airport CEO Lyell Strambi welcomed (01-Sep-2018) the launch of Qantas’ four times weekly Melbourne-San Francisco service as a boost for local tech start ups. Mr Strambi added: “This nonstop service demonstrates the strong demand to travel to this popular Californian city… Given the focus of the City of Melbourne on becoming Australia’s capital for start ups and entrepreneurs, we see this new route as pivotal to driving opportunities for Victorian businesses”. Mr Strambi also welcomed the increased connectivity to New York, Chicago and Seattle afforded by the route. more – original PR]