History of QantasLink

  • In 2002, after operating under separate brands for a few years, Qantas’ subsidiaries (Airlink, Sunstate, Eastern Australia Airlines, and Southern Australia Airlines) were united under the QantasLink brand.
  • In June 2018, QantasLink started a major cabin upgrade of its turboprops. The interiors of the Bombardier Q200, Q300, and Q400 aircraft will be refreshed with leather upholstery and new ergonomic seat cushioning. All its 45 turboprops will be upgraded by the end of 2019.
  • In April 2019, QantasLink resumed its first international route, Cairns – Port Moresby.
  • In May 2020, Qantas purchased National Jet Systems, a Cobham Aviation Services Australia division operating the Boeing 717 fleet under the QantasLink brand.
  • In May 2021, Qantas started operating leased Embraer E190 regional jets on routes between Adelaide, Alice Springs, and Darwin.
  • Today, QantasLink is Australia’s largest regional airline and offers around 2,000 flights per week to more than 55 destinations across Australia.
  • No deadly incidents involving QantasLink aircraft have been recorded so far.