Australian flag-carrier Qantas has announced plans to launch flights from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco as a direct result of receiving tentative approval for its transpacific joint-venture with American Airlines.
Qantas has stated that it will announce further details regarding the new routes once final approval is received from the US Department of Transportation.
It is speculated that both routes will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Brisbane is a 787 base of operations for Qantas, currently serving Brisbane-Los Angeles daily since September.
Qantas - Boeing 787-9 - 'Quokka'