AUCKLAND—Qantas has confirmed plans to launch two new U.S. routes following the approval of its joint venture with American Airlines, and more transpacific routes may be added by the partners. Qantas said it will introduce direct routes from Brisbane, Australia to Chicago and San Francisco by the end of April 2020, assuming the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grants final approval of the Qantas-American expanded partnership. DOT announced its tentative approval earlier this ...


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