Qantas to launch Melbourne–San Francisco service on 01-Sep-2018, bookings open

    Qantas opened (19-Jan-2018) reservation for proposed Melbourne-San Francisco service, scheduled for launch on 01-Sep-2018. The service will be operated with new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on a four times weekly basis. Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said: “We expect this flight to be popular with tourists and also corporate travellers looking to do business with San Francisco’s world-leading technology companies. With connections to 17 codeshare destinations including Chicago, Seattle, and Vancouver, the new service also provides another gateway for Australians travelling into the US“. To facilitate the new direct Melbourne–San Francisco service, Qantas’ Melbourne–Los Angeles flights will move from six to two weekly services. Qantas will continue to operate daily Melbourne-Los Angeles A380 service. [more – original PR]