Qantas nonstop flights to Sydney were welcomed back today at the San Francisco International Airport after a three-year gap caused by the epidemic. With Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the national airline of Australia intends to fly three times a week between SFO and Sydney.
As the Queensland and Northern Territories Aerial Services Limited, Qantas is one of the biggest and most established airlines in the world. It was established in 1920. With service between Darwin, Australia, and Singapore, Qantas launched its international flight operations in 1935. As its inaugural jet service, Qantas flew a Boeing 707 from Sydney to San Francisco via Nadi, Fiji, and Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1959. The airline stopped operating at SFO on April 5, 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ivar C. Satero, the airport director, remarked, “We are delighted to welcome Qantas back to SFO.” “As the oldest continuously operational airline in the world, we have a rich history together and are eager to start the new chapter today. We appreciate Qantas’ dedication to SFO and are confident that this service will be a success going forward.
SFO is thrilled to welcome travellers back to the skies with a new airport experience that offers easy access, considerate services, environmentally friendly design, and motivational artwork and displays.