Texas came to Sydney last night and there were plenty of Howdy Y’alls, Yee Haw’s and cowboy hats for all as a team from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport greeted travel partners at an evening cocktail party in The Rocks district.
It was the fourth sales mission from DFW down under since Qantas inaugurated non-stop flights to DFW Airport in May last year and the Texans seem to have fallen in love with Oz. Little wonder.
“Our daily non-stops from Sydney to Dallas are one of QF’s most successful routes on our international network with most flights full and forward bookings very strong,” said Maria Pantazis, Qantas Industry Sales.
Even the Mayor of Forth Worth, Betsy Price got into the spirit of the night boasting that “we’re a heck of a lot better than going through LAX and we’ll continue to promote the route and keep coming back to work with the trade here.”
The DFW Team told Travel Daily that pax can connect quickly through DFW to anywhere in the USA to the 750 high-frequency daily flights offered by code-share partner, American Airlines to US, Caribbean, Canadian and Latin American countries.
“And, if there’s a short connecting time, we’ll be there to help pax quickly through the arrival process,” said Luis Perez, DFW Vice President.
Pictured: Liliana Rivera, Dallas CVB
Luis Perez, DFW Airport
Maria Pantazis, Qantas
Carrie Tange, World Travel Professionals
Merinne Roth, VP Fort Worth