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QantasLink operates around 2,000 flights each week to 49 metropolitan and regional destinations across Australia. They employ around 1,000 people in both metropolitan and regional locations including Tamworth, Newcastle, Cairns, Mildura, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
When flying with QantasLink you can enjoy a range of benefits available to the Qantas Group that includes:
Convenient intrastate, interstate and international connections
Access to the Qantas worldwide reservations system
Affiliation with the oneworldTM alliance
Qantas Frequent Flyer points*
Access to Qantas Club lounges*
Online checkin via Qantas.com
E-ticket availability from most ports to all domestic and selected international ports
Through baggage check for Qantas domestic and international connections
* Subject to membership terms and conditions.
QantasLink operates two aircraft types:
Boeing 717 jets, and
DeHavilland Dash 8 turboprop aircraft.
There are currently 46 aircraft in the QantasLink fleet:
Dash 8 (100)
Dash 8 (200)
Dash 8 (Q300)
Dash 8 (Q400)
During 2006, QantasLink took delivery of seven new 72 seat Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. Flying at 360 knots, the Q400 operates at jet-like speed giving QantasLink the ability to increase capacity and reduce flight times.
Five of the seven aircraft operate in the Queensland network, between:
Brisbane - Rockhampton
Brisbane - Gladstone
Brisbane - Emerald
Rockhampton - Mackay
Brisbane - Mackay
Mackay - Townsville
Townsville - Cairns
Brisbane - Canberra
Aircraft six and seven operate in New South Wales on the Canberra-Sydney route. This $200 million investment in new aircraft is a reflection of the Qantas Group's commitment to regional Australia.
Expanded Boeing 717 Fleet
QantasLink will expand their Boeing 717-200 fleet from eight to 11 aircraft. This will increase their total jet and turboprop fleet to 49 aircraft, which will increase the frequency and capacity on routes in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and North Queensland.
The first of the three additional 115-seat aircraft will be based in Perth from August 2007. The other two aircraft will commence services from October 2007 on routes yet to be determined. The aircraft will be operated by National Jet Systems as part of an ongoing agreement.