|Operating bases||Brisbane Airport
|Subsidiaries||Eastern Australia Airlines
AirLink (operated by Cobham Aviation Services Australia)
|Headquarters||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
QantasLink is a regional brand of Australian airline Qantas and is an affiliate member of the Oneworld airline alliance. It is a major competitor to Regional Express Airlines and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. As of September 2010 QantasLink provides 1900 flights each week to 54 domestic and international locations. 
Prior to 2002, Qantas' various subsidiaries operated under separate brands. In 2002 a common brand was created, encompassing AirLink (a franchise, operated at the time by National Jet), Sunstate Airlines, Eastern Australia Airlines, and Southern Australia Airlines.
For a short while, QantasLink took over some of Qantas' non-trunk routes, such as Sydney - Sunshine Coast, using Boeing 717s that were inherited after Qantas acquired Impulse Airlines. QantasLink ceased operating some of these routes after Qantas formed low-cost subsidiary Jetstar Airways, transferring the Boeing 717 aircraft and routes to the new airline. In 2005/06, eight of the 717s were returned to QantasLink following Jetstar's acquisition of Airbus A320 aircraft, to be operated in Western Australia, Northern Territory and far north Queensland by National Jet (now Cobham Aviation Services Australia).
|Boeing 717-200||18||12||98||110||Operated by Cobham Aviation|
|de Havilland Canada DHC-8-200||3||0||36||36||Operated by Eastern Australia|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q300||16||0||50||50||Operated by Eastern Australia|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q400||31||0||74||74||Operated by Sunstate|
QantasLink flights are operated by the individual airlines that make up the group - Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines; and also contracted carrier Cobham Aviation. All flights use QF IATA codes, and on 5 January 2009 both Eastern and Sunstate changed from their previous individual callsigns to the common Q-Link (pronounced "Cue-Link").
QantasLink increased capacity by replacing many of its smaller Dash 8 aircraft with Dash 8 Q400s. QantasLink pursued this deal despite landing gear problems with Q400 aircraft by some airlines. This problem also saw a grounding of the Q400s by QantasLink, though all were deemed safe and returned to service.
As part of its further expansion, QantasLink entered the South Australian market in December 2005, with flights from Adelaide to Port Lincoln and Kangaroo Island. Interstate flights were also introduced between Kangaroo Island and Melbourne. Due to low passenger loads, these services ceased operation at the end of June 2006, along with the services from Melbourne to Burnie. On 8 December 2009, QantasLink announced that it would re-enter the Adelaide to Port Lincoln market from February 2010, using Q400 aircraft flying 23 return services a week.
Since 2005, QantasLink 717 services in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory have been contracted to Cobham Aviation (formerly National Jet Systems), using the QantasLink brand. The hubs for QantasLink under the Cobham contract are in Perth, Western Australia, Cairns, Queensland and Darwin, Northern Territory.
On 29 March 2010 QantasLink and the Qantas Group announced that it would start the first international QantasLink route, from Cairns to Port Moresby, utilising Q400 aircraft already based in Cairns. The service commenced in July 2010. A QantasLink spokesperson stated that "the airline would not turn into a fully fledged international airline, but could operate international routes in the future".
- Qantaslink International Destinations
- QantasLink Domestic destinations served by Eastern Australia Airlines
- New South Wales
- Albury - Albury Airport
- Armidale - Armidale Airport
- Coffs Harbour - Coffs Harbour Airport
- Dubbo - Dubbo City Airport
- Lord Howe Island - Lord Howe Island Airport
- Moree - Moree Airport
- Port Macquarie - Port Macquarie Airport
- Sydney - Sydney Airport Hub
- Tamworth - Tamworth Airport
- Wagga Wagga - Wagga Wagga Airport
- QantasLink destinations served by Sunstate Airlines
- Barcaldine - Barcaldine Airport
- Biloela - Thangool Airport
- Blackall - Blackall Airport
- Brisbane - Brisbane Airport Hub
- Bundaberg - Bundaberg Airport
- Cairns - Cairns Airport Hub
- Charleville - Charleville Airport
- Cloncurry - Cloncurry Airport
- Emerald - Emerald Airport
- Gladstone - Gladstone Airport
- Hamilton Island - Great Barrier Reef Airport
- Hervey Bay - Hervey Bay Airport
- Horn Island - Horn Island Airport
- Longreach - Longreach Airport
- Mackay - Mackay Airport
- Moranbah - Moranbah Airport
- Mount Isa - Mount Isa Airport
- Rockhampton - Rockhampton Airport
- Roma - Roma Airport
- Townsville - Townsville Airport
- Weipa - Weipa Airport
- Western Australia
- QantasLink destinations served by Cobham Aviation Services Australia (National Jet)
- Northern Territory
- Western Australia
Accidents and Incidents
- On 29 May 2003, Qantas Flight 1737, a domestic flight from Melbourne to Launceston, was subject to an attempted hijacking.
- "QANTAS Fact File". Qantas. September 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
- CASA civil aircraft register search, using "Eastern Australia Airlines", "Sunstate Airlines" and "Boeing 717" as search parameters. Search conducted 15 May 2014.
- New QantasLink for Adelaide-Port Lincoln route - AdelaideNow
- Bigger is better: Qantas introduces 72 seater - Northern Daily Leader
- Creedy, Steve (19 March 2010). "QantasLink seeks openings for young fleet". The Australian.
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