Delta Announces its First Trip to Brisbane, Where it Will Connect with American Airline United

A brand-new ultra-long-haul route is part of Delta Air Lines’ expansion into Australia.

Commencing on December 4, 2024, the Atlanta-based carrier will launch its inaugural flights from Los Angeles to Brisbane, Australia. This information was released on Friday.

By March 28, 2025, this new 7,161-mile route will begin seasonal service, running three times a week.

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With 32 Delta One Suites, 48 Premium Select recliners, 36 Comfort+ seats, and 190 regular economy seats, Delta will use an Airbus A350-900 on its new service.

In keeping with its recent South Pacific growth, Brisbane will become Delta’s second Australian destination.

The airline already operates daily flights between Los Angeles and Sydney; but, during the busiest winter months in the Northern Hemisphere, it has added a second daily frequency to this route. In addition, the airline began operating three times a week flights from Los Angeles to Tahiti in December 2022 and flights from Los Angeles to Auckland in October 2023.

With the opening of a new Sky Way terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) during the epidemic, Delta is looking to further develop its hub there, which is the reason for all of this expansion.

Residents in and around Brisbane who wish to have access to 40 one-stop itineraries across the United States via Los Angeles are the target market for Delta’s new route. It’s also intended for Americans who live in the United States and want to visit the Gold Coast, a well-liked resort region, and Brisbane’s attractions.

“Delta’s upcoming winter schedule will offer its customers up to 17 weekly flights to and from Australia, with the inclusion of Brisbane, ” Joe Esposito, Senior Vice President of Network Planning at Delta, stated in a statement, “This expansion marks our fourth destination in the South Pacific, establishing our most extensive schedule to date,”

This new route to Brisbane is part of Delta’s efforts to find destinations for its wide-body aircraft during the winter, when demand for transatlantic flights to Europe among leisure and business passengers declines dramatically.

As a matter of fact, United has made Delta’s move more well-known in recent years by expanding its network of South Pacific destinations and becoming the biggest American airline operating in the area.

It’s interesting to note that United added LA to its Brisbane service a year ago, and this new route was introduced barely two years after the airline began operating between San Francisco and Brisbane.

On its new route from LAX to Brisbane, Delta will compete with Australian flag carrier Qantas in addition to United.

But potential is not limited to United and Delta to Brisbane. American Airlines debuted several new long-haul routes earlier this month, the longest of which is a new route from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Brisbane.

This will be American’s maiden trip using its brand-new flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner. It will showcase its most recent onboard offerings, including improved premium economy chairs and fully enclosed Flagship Business rooms.

On Sunday, February 25, customers will be able to purchase Delta’s new flights to Brisbane.

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