June will be a busy month for Qantas as it revealed it’ll resume flights to New York for the first time since 2020.
This time, the addition of New York to its network via Auckland will be pivotal to the continued rebuild of its international network following some of the flying Kangaroo’s most trying months.
The flight will set off from June 14th in Sydney, hopping across the Tasman to Auckland for a layover before commencing a mammoth 17+ hour nonstop journey to New York. Previously this flight went through Los Angeles.
Qantas says a Boeing 787 Dreamliner will operate the flight and initially fly three times weekly, aiming to increase that to four a week by October.
One day, adding the Airbus A350s and the launch of Project Sunrise will mean a stopover in Auckland or Los Angeles will no longer be necessary when headed to the big apple. Instead, the airline can launch direct flights.
The airline says that New York-inspired menu items will be featured across Qantas’ premium flight cabins as they look towards bringing a memorable experience to the flight.
New York is one of the culinary capitals of the world, from its much-loved street food to its internationally revered fine dining Michelin starred restaurants. We are using some amazing Australian produce to put our own spin on some of New York’s most famous food experiences. from a Reuben sandwich and a classic hot dog to New York style spaghetti and meatballs and General Tso chicken, New York does food its own way and the result is a melting pot of amazing flavours which we are excited to incorporate across our menus.Neil Perry, Qantas Creative Director Food, Beverage and Service