Qantas and American Airlines claim benefits for “millions of travellers”.
Authorities in the USA have formally granted approval to the joint business agreement between Qantas and American Airlines, allowing the carriers to coordinate operations “to deliver new routes, more destinations, reduced travel time, lower fares, and additional benefits for frequent flyers”.
This morning’s final tick follows tentative approval of the pact last month, at which time Qantas announced it planned to introduce two new routes, from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco.
Today QF said the new 787-9 destinations were expected to launch by the end of April 2020, with fares and schedules to be be available shortly.
Qantas and American Airlines will also add codeshare services to more of each other’s existing international flights between Australia and the USA.
More details in Monday’s issue of Travel Daily.