Dust off those passports because long-haul, international flying is coming back.
Nearly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic destroyed demand for international travel to popular destinations such as Europe and South America, airlines are ready to restart long-abandoned routes to places such as Sydney, Dubai and Rome.
After dropping to a pandemic low of just over 5,000 international flights leaving the country last May, airlines are scheduled to have more than 30,000 international flights in March, according to airline data firm Cirium.
Australian carrier Qantas plans to restart international service to almost all destinations by the end of the year and one of the earliest would be to North Texas with direct flights from the Lone Star State to the Land Down Under.
Emirates Airlines plans to bring back service from DFW to Dubai this month.
Fort Worth-based American Airlines, which has placed…