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Queensland attracts another US airline

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A third major US airline is set to begin flights between Brisbane and Los Angeles this year.

Delta Air Lines will begin flying three times a week between Queensland’s capital and LAX from December 4.

Delta is expected to increase these services to daily in 2025 and 2026.

These latest services have received support from the Queensland Government’s $200 million Attracting Aviation Investment Fund, set up to help reconnect the state to the world following the pandemic travel pause.

Delta’s flights are forecast to bring in 114,000 visitors over three years, who are predicted to spend $208 million.

“This marks our most extensive schedule to the South Pacific to date,” said Delta Air Lines senior vice president of network planning, Joe Esposito.

The services will also make Brisbane and Queensland a more attractive destination for conferences, corporate meetings and incentives out of the USA.

The boost in seats available flying into and out of Brisbane to and from the USA should also help to make airfares on this route more competitive.

By the end of 2024, Brisbane will be serviced by United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines, three of the world’s largest commercial aviation operators.

“This is another huge win for Queensland and fantastic news for the state’s international tourism recovery,” said Queensland’s tourism minister, Michael Healy.

“The US was Queensland’s third largest visitor market in 2019, so we know there is a real appetite from Americans to travel to Queensland and enjoy our great lifestyle and iconic visitor experiences.”

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