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New airline deal to deliver more to Tas

AAP logoAAP 19/08/2016

Qantas and American Airlines have struck a $4.3 million deal with the Tasmanian government to bring more international visitors to the island state, which a senior airline executive said remains an untapped destination in the global market.

The agreement, announced on Friday, will give Tasmania broader promotion, including to the Dallas-based airline's 100 million frequent flyers.

American Airlines spokesman Kurt Stache says the alliance will boost business by making it easier to travel from major international ports to Hobart.

"We think that it's really an incredible market that we can grow ... (Australia) is for many Americans the number one aspirational destination on their list of places to go," he told reporters in Hobart.

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