American Airlines to Announce Non-Stop Service to Australia

By Paul Riegler on 9 June 2015
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An American plane at LAX

An American plane at LAX

American Airlines has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday afternoon and is set to announce a U.S.-Australia route.

The announcement will be made by AA CEO Doug Parker who is slated to be jointed by Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce at a 3:00 p.m. press conference in Miami.  The airline earlier in the day tweeted a picture of a kangaroo promising “Big news coming at 3 p.m.”

The carrier also plans to “reveal plans for LAX, its trans-Pacific gateway hub” at a separate press conference with AA President Scott Kirby, leading to speculation that the new route will depart from Los Angeles International Airport.

American last flew to Australia in 1992.  Qantas currently operates non-stop service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Sydney and from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney.

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