QantasLink is an Australian carrier and the regional subsidiary brand of the national airline of Australia, Qantas. The airline flies to several destinations across the country, offering domestic flights to more than 50 destinations across Australia's six states. As well as internal flights within Australia, the airline has also flown a weekly service to Singapore in the past, although, this has been suspended since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
QantasLink is not technically an airline, instead, it's a brand that a number of airlines operate flights under. QantasLink is currently made up of four individual airlines that all fly under the QantasLink name and adhere to the standards of the and procedural operations of the brand. These airlines are Network Aviation, National Jet Systems, Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.
The brand was officially founded in 2002 and initially flew using Australian Airlines liveries after it was acquired by Qantas and the livery of Qantas itself. Eventually, the brand adopted its own livery, which it was it flies its planes with today. The brand was established in order to serve the niche routes within Australia that Qantas itself doesn't focus on due to its international flight offering. Although it's currently made up of four airlines, several other airlines have operated under the QantasLink brand over time.
QantasLink is one of the top choices for flying around Australia. It has bases in city's in each of Australia's six states, so is perfect for flying long distances across the country or flying shorter distances within certain states. It has more Australian destinations within its route network than any other airline in the country. Plus, it has the same great reputation as Qantas.
QantasLink flies to more than 50 destinations across all states within Australia. This includes destinations such as Canberra, Coffs Harbour, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Kingscote, Melbourne, Blackall, Horn Island, Longreach, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Newman, Port Hedland and many more.
Check out our table below to see all the destinations that QantasLink flies to.
*As a result of COVID-19 and Australia's border closures, QantasLink has stopped international flights to Singapore. It's unknown whether this route will return post-COVID.
|Capital Territory||Canberra||Canberra Airport|
|New South Wales||Albury||Albury Airport|
|Coffs Harbour||Coffs Harbour Airport|
|Dubbo||Dubbo City Airport|
|Lord Howe Island||Lord Howe Island Airport|
|Port Macquarie||Port Macquarie Airport|
|Wagga Wagga||Wagga Wagga Airport|
|Gold Coast||Gold Coast Airport|
|Hamilton Island||Great Barrier Reef Airport|
|Hervey Bay||Hervey Bay Airport|
|Horn Island||Horn Island Airport|
|Mount Isa||Mount Isa Airport|
|Sunshine Coast||Sunshine Coast Airport|
|Toowoomba||Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport|
|South Australia||Adelaide||Adelaide Airport|
|Port Lincoln||Port Lincoln Airport|
|Melbourne||Melbourne Airport Hub|
|Western Australia||Broome||Broome International Airport|
|Port Hedland||Port Hedland International Airport|
Passengers are given a free carry-on baggage allowance of up to 14 kg (30lbs) total. No one piece of baggage can weigh more than 10 kg. Each passenger can bring a maximum of two bags as carry-on.
On select flights flown by certain aircraft, the maximum weight for carry-on baggage is 7 kg (7lbs). The baggage allowance will be displayed at the time of booking and on your e-ticket.
All items carried onboard are subject to airport security checks including any fluid exceeding 100ml and sharp items. Any containers containing liquid must be placed in a plastic bag for airport security checks. Your carry-on items must fit within the overhead lockers and under the seat.
Economy Class passengers are given a free total checked baggage allowance of 23 kg (50lbs) per passenger, with a maximum of one piece per passenger.
Business Class passengers are given a free total checked baggage allowance of 32 kg (70lbs) per passenger, with a maximum of two pieces per passenger.
If you bring any checked baggage more than 32kg (70lbs), the airline would not accept the item as it exceeds the health and safety regulations.
When you book with Alternative Airlines, you can add excess baggage to your booking. It's often cheaper to buy excess baggage online than at the airport.
Economy Class perfect for those who want to get from A to B in a clean and comfortable cabin. The airline's kind and attentive cabin crew are available to help with anything that passengers might need.
Complimentary food and drink are served on flights and each passenger is provided with a pillow and blankets to keep them relaxed on the flight.
Each seat is made from genuine leather. Seats are set out in either a 3 x 3, 2 x 2 or 2 x 1 formation with 28-30" (71-76.cm) pitch, 18" (45.2cm) width and 3" (7.62cm) seat recline.
The Business Class cabin is only available on select flights but offers a premium service, with larger seats, an exclusive Business Class food and drink offering, in-flight entertainment and access to the airline's Business Class lounge.
Seats are set out in a 2 x 2 formation.
Qantas serves complimentary snacks and drinks on all flights, regardless of which cabin class the passenger is flying in. Passengers can choose from a range of sweet and savoury snacks, as well as hot, cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
In-flight refreshments will be served by the airline's flight attendants once the plane has taken off.
Passengers in Business Class have access to an exclusive Business Class food and drink offering
Passengers can check-in for the flight by visiting the Qantas online check-in page. Online check-in can be completed 24 hours before flight departure time. Passengers just need to enter their booking reference number and last name and follow the instructions on-screen to complete check-in.
You're advised to check-in online as it saves time queuing at the airport and you can head directly to airport security if you haven't got checked baggage to check-in.
Airport check-in can be completed by visiting the airline check-in counter at the airport of departure. Airport check-in closes 30 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time for domestic flights, however, it's recommended that passengers arrive at least 15 minutes before this in order to allow for enough time to pass through the airport.
If you fail to check-in before the airport check-in deadline, the airline reserves the right to refuse you to board the aircraft.
Qantas Frequent Flyer is the frequent flyer program for Qantas. It lets customer who fly with the airline regularly to earn points and spend them on future flights or at partner hotels or Air BnBs. The Qantas Frequent Flyer program has different membership status' and rewards the more frequent flyers with higher membership status'. Those with high membership status' unlock a whole other range of benefits and perks, such as lounge access (where available), priority check-in and larger baggage allowances.
QantasLink is an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance, through its parent airline, Qantas. As an affiliate member, QantasLink and its passengers enjoy all the perks that regular members of the alliance do, with great connectivity throughout the world. The interline agreements and strategically planned route networks for QantasLink and other Oneworld Alliance members gives passengers an easy way to travel across the world, with more convenient flight options.
Plus, passengers can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points any time that they fly on another airline within the Oneworld alliance or vice versa.
The airline has a varied fleet with aircraft models from a range of manufacturers, including Airbus, Boeing, Fokker and Bombardier. This includes models such as A320, B717, F100 and Q400, Q300, Q200 and 200 series. The fleet includes a fleet of jet engine and turboprop aircraft, both highly efficient for short/domestic services offered by the airline.
Sydney Airport (SYD) is the main airport in Sydney, Australia and the hub airport for QantasLink. The airport has three runways and three terminal buildings. QantasLink is based at Terminal 3 at the airport. Although Sydney Airport is the main base for the airline, it also has secondary bases at Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, and Perth.
Other airlines that are based at Sydney Airport include Regional Express Airlines, Virgin Australia, Jetstar Airways and Tigerair Australia. While other international airlines that fly to/from the airport Air Niugini, China Southern, Fiji Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, United Airlines and more.