Qantas Ambassador John Travolta was at Dallas Fort Worth Airport to greet the inaugural A380 service from Sydney and said he was proud to help promote the new service.
“I’m thrilled to be part of this special and historic moment for Qantas. It’s exciting news for Americans that the world’s biggest and one of the most luxurious passenger aircrafts is now flying between Dallas Fort Worth and Sydney,” said Mr Travolta.
“I have been lucky enough to experience the Qantas A380 and it really is quiet and spacious. As a passenger I’ve also enjoyed exceptional food and wine, inflight entertainment and the uniquely friendly Australian service from all the crew,” added Mr Travolta.
“Sydney is such a special place and I love it every time I go. I think flying into Australia over Sydney Harbour on the Qantas A380 is one of life’s truly amazing experiences and every American should take the opportunity.”
Qantas is the only carrier to operate A380 services between the US and Australia. Qantas launched services between Dallas Fort Worth and Sydney in 2011 and has carried more than 300,000 passengers on the route. The A380 on the route represents a net increase of 10 per cent more seats per week.
Ms Hudson said Dallas Fort Worth is a key gateway for Qantas customers offering convenient connections from across the US.
To mark the occasion, Qantas painted its A380 aircraft operating the route with a special livery; the kangaroo on the tail features a traditional Stetson hat with a neckerchief in the American-stars print, with a “G’Day Texas” emblem next to the forward doors.