QantasLink Flight Status
QantasLink Airlines History
QantasLink Airlines is the regional brand of Qantas, a well-known Australian airline company. Its main competitors in the industry are Virgin Australia and Regional Express. It is also a proud member of the Oneworld airline alliance. In the year 2010, QantasLink successfully operates almost 1,900 flights every week to over 54 domestic locations in Australia.
In the year 2002, Qantas has various subsidiaries and it is operating under their names. Eventually, it was able to adopt the Australian Airlines as well. Ten years later, a common brand was established which is AirLink. It used to be operated by the National Jet System but later on became part of the Cobham Aviation Services Australia, Southern Australia Airlines, and even Eastern Australia Airlines. However, Southern Australia Airlines already ceased its operations.
There comes a time when QantasLink took over some of the routes of Qantas such as Sydney to Sunshine Coast which makes use of Boeing 717s. The said fleet was acquired from Impulse Airlines by Qantas. Although, there are routes of QantasLink that ceased operations since the establishment of Jetstar Airways. Jetstar Airways became the low-cost subsidiary of Qantas. In the year 2015, The Network Aviation was acquired and rebranded as QantasLink. With this, Fokker 100 was added to QantasLink’s fleet. In the year 2016, eight of the Boeing 717 were returned to QantasLink since JetStar Airways was able to have the Airbus A320. The said fleet will be flying to Western Australia and Queensland and even to the Northern Territory. Two years after, Network Aviation announced officially that it would lease its Airbus A320s which will operate to and from Perth.
QantasLink flies to various destinations and is being served by different airlines such as Eastern Australia Airlines, Sunstate Airlines, and even Cobham Aviation Services Australia or also known as National Jet. To be specific, the QantasLink destinations that are being served by the Eastern Australian Airlines includes Canberra in Australia, Albury, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Lord Howe Island, Moree, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga in New South Wales. In Queensland, it flies to Brisbane, Charleville, Hervey Bay, Roma, and Toowoomba. In South Australia, it operates to Adelaide, Kingscote, Port Lincoln, and Whyalla. Also, it provides service to Devonport and Launceston in Tasmania. Lastly, in Victoria, it covers Bendigo, Melbourne, and Mildura.
The destinations being served by the Sunstate includes Canberra, New Castle, Sydney, Barcaldine, Blackall, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Cloncurry, Emerald, Gladstone, Hamilton Island, Hervey Bay, Horn island, Longreach, Mackay, Moranbah, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Roma, Toowoomba, Townsville, and Weipa.
In addition to the specified locations, Cobham Aviation Services Australia can operate to Alice Springs, Ayers Rock, and Darwin. In Western Australia, it has reached the Broome, Exmouth, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Newman, Paraburdoo, Perth and Porth Hedland.
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AS being specified above, QantasLink flights are also being operated by various airlines namely Eastern Australia Airlines, Sunstate Airlines, and even Cobham Aviation Services Australia. As of 2019, it makes use of Airbus A320-200, Boeing 717-200, de Havilland Canada DHC-8-200 Dash 8, Bombardier Dash 8 Q300, Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and Fokker 100.