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Tourism boost as Qantas reveals Melbourne to San Francisco route

Qantas has officially revealed the start date of 1 September 2018 for its new Melbourne to San Francisco service with fares available for sale from today.

With an evening departure from Melbourne and an overnight flight on the return, Qantas’ schedule means customers can arrive in each city ready to make the most of their stay.

Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said the new nonstop Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service reflects strong demand in travel to the popular Californian city.

“We expect this flight to be popular with tourists and also corporate travellers looking to do business with San Francisco’s world-leading technology companies,” she said.

“With connections to 17 codeshare destinations including Chicago, Seattle, and Vancouver, the new service also provides another gateway for Australians travelling into the US.”

The Qantas Dreamliner features 236 seats across three cabins including the Business Suite, nicknamed “mini First Class” by some frequent flyers, as well as a next generation Premium Economy seat and a significantly improved Economy seat with extra storage compartments and device charging outlets.

To facilitate the new direct Melbourne – San Francisco service four times per week, Qantas’ Melbourne – Los Angeles Dreamliner flights will move from six to two services per week. Qantas will continue to operate daily A380 flights between Melbourne and Los Angeles.

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