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Qantas and American Airlines got tentative approval for new lines

Christian Fernsby |
Qantas and American Airlines welcome the US Department of Transportation’s tentative approval of the carriers’ joint business to better serve customers flying between the United States and Australia and New Zealand.

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As part of the case put to the DOT, Qantas and American flagged an intention to launch several new routes within the first two years of the proposed joint business. Qantas expects to announce details of two new routes – Brisbane-Chicago and Brisbane-San Francisco – once final approval is received.

Qantas and American will review the Order, with a final decision from the DOT expected in the next few weeks.

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