Qantas Airways’ Sydney-Auckland-New York service ready for take off

The increased frequency of flights and growing airline seat capacity demonstrate the resilience of the industry and the strong demand for transpacific travel.

Following the relaunch of Qantas Airways’ Sydney to San Francisco route last month, the highly anticipated resumption of the airline’s service to New York City’s JFK Airport from Sydney via Auckland will take off on Wednesday, 14 June.

Offering enhanced travel options between Australia and the United States, Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner aircraft will service the three-day-per-week route which will increase to four days per week from 30 October to meet demand. For the first time, the journey will transit through Auckland before continuing on its 17-hour direct flight to New York.

This development marks a significant milestone in the recovery of flight capacity between the countries, allowing for convenient connections and opening up new opportunities for travellers to experience the best of all three nations.

By the end of this year, the airline seat capacity between Australia and the United States is projected to reach 88 percent of pre-COVID levels. With 123 flights per week anticipated, the gradual recovery of air travel capacity demonstrates the industry’s resilience and signals a positive outlook for the future of travel.

In March 2023, Qantas announced a multi-million dollar investment in its menus, introducing new dishes and more generous portions using better quality Australian ingredients across all its flights and airport lounges.

Travellers on the new NYC route can enjoy in-flight menus featuring a variety of New York-inspired dishes specially created by Qantas creative director of food, beverage and service, Neil Perry, while those travelling business class can add a touch of Aussie designer glam to their trip with stylish pyjamas and luxe amenity kits custom designed by Rebecca Vallance.

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