SFO welcomes second Qantas service for 2018, predicts strong 2017 growth from Australia

    San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed (20-Dec-2017) Qantas plans to launch Melbourne-San Francisco service from late 2018. The carrier already operates Sydney-San Francisco service. SFO reported Australia represents a” significant source of travel and tourism”, with 290,770 arrivals from Australia in 2016, ranking it eighth among international inbound markets. Australian Visitors to San Francisco spent over USD298 million in 2016, a rate which is expected to grow at a rate of 11.5% in 2017. [more – original PR]