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New flight routes taking off in 2020

The start of a new year sees airlines introducing new flight routes. It’s good news for business travellers, with more direct services being added to make your next work trip easier.

Brisbane to San Francisco

Qantas will commence this new service on 9 February, 2020. The airline will operate three direct flights per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).

Brisbane to Chicago

Qantas will operate four direct flights per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday), starting on 15 April, 2020.

Brisbane to Tokyo (Haneda)

Virgin Australia has been given the go-ahead to commence direct services on this new route from 29 March, 2020.

Melbourne to Tokyo (Haneda)

Qantas expects to commence daily direct flights on 29 March, 2020. At the time of writing, this was subject to government and regulatory approval.

Melbourne to Denpasar

Virgin Australia will add a new route for the carrier from 29 March, 2020.

Los Angeles to Christchurch

American Airlines plans to operate three flights a week from LAX to Christchurch and Dallas to Auckland, starting in October 2020. This marks the industry’s first nonstop route between Los Angeles and Christchurch , which will enable one-stop connections from New Zealand to other USA destinations.

Auckland to New York

Air New Zealand has announced the new non-stop service to the United States. Their 787-9 Dreamliner will fly the world’s fifth-longest sector three time a week to Newark Liberty International Airport from 29 October, 2020. Flying time is expected to be 15 hours 40 minutes northbound and 17 hours 40 mins southbound.

Melbourne to Tel Aviv

El Al Israel Airlines is taking bookings for a new non-stop service to Australia, operating on trial basis. Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will operate three round-trip Tel Aviv – Melbourne flights in the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Brisbane to Tamworth

Qantas plans to offer the new domestic service, operated by Sunstate Airlines as QantasLink. From 30 March, 2020, Dash8-Q400 aircraft will fly this route three times weekly.

Melbourne to Busselton

Jetstar Airways is adding new service to Margaret River Region. From 25 March, 2020, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route three times a week.


Let us know if you are planning trips to any other destinations and we can advise you on the latest routes and best connection options.

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