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Regional Airline of the Year 2012

Enjoy the award winning service of QantasLink, named Regional Airline of the Year for 2012.*

QantasLink operate flights to 56+ metropolitan and regional destinations across Australia and PNG, including some of the region's hottest ski, beach and bush destinations.

We also operate flights to destinations throughout regional Western Australia through our charter service provider, Network Aviation.

Fly QantasLink and you'll enjoy:

Book your QantasLink flight now.


QantasLink is located at Qantas Terminal 3 in Sydney. QantasLink customers travelling to and from Sydney enjoy exclusive world-class facilities following an upgrade that involved the regional airline moving into the Qantas Domestic Terminal, Terminal 3.

View the QantasLink timetable now to find out where else you could go.

Formerly Airlink, Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines, QantasLink is now Australia's largest regional airline, operating over 2,000 flights each week to 56+ destinations across Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Looking for inspiration for your next holiday? Why not check out the latest destinations across regional Australia from our correspondents at Travel Insider?

Our fleet

Qantas Link 717

We're expanding our service in regional Australia with aircraft to suit your travel needs. Highlights of our fleet include:

  • The fastest turbo props of any airline in regional Australia.
  • More Dash 8-Q400s to service the growing business market in our regions.
  • An increase in Fokker F100 aircraft supporting resource sector growth
  • Upgraded Boeing 717 Fleet to a 125 seat Economy configuration and NEW Boeing 717 Business Class product coming soon on selected aircraft.

The Regional Airlines Group currently operate 70 aircraft, of which QantasLink operates 63 aircraft including 13 Boeing 717-200, 5 Bombardier Dash 8 -200/Q200, 16 Dash 8-Q300 and 29 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop aircraft.

Find out more about Fleet Developments.

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Affiliate Airlines

QantasLink commenced codeshare services with Airnorth from Kununurra to Darwin, Broome and Perth in September 2007, and with Alliance Airlines from Adelaide to Olympic Dam in November 2007.

When flying with Affiliate Airlines you'll enjoy:

  • Through baggage check for convenient connections with Qantas domestic services.#
  • Access to the Qantas worldwide reservations system.
  • Qantas points.^
  • E-ticket availability from most ports.

QantasLink maintains relationships with several smaller regional airlines including:

Affiliate Airline fares can be booked in Australia through Qantas on 13 13 13, elsewhere contact your local Qantas office.

Regional Sponsorship

Regional Sponsorship

The Regional Airlines Group provides direct employment for more than 1,300 people in metropolitan and regional centres, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney and Tamworth.

Sponsorship of events and the promotion of tourism demonstrates QantasLink's commitment to rural and regional Australia and the airline works closely with other parts of the Qantas Group to promote regional and destination tourism within Australia and overseas.

QantasLink's support for community, cultural, educational and sporting events, festivals and conferences, includes:


  • Country Music Association of Australia – Tamworth
  • Albury Northside Wodonga Chamber Business Awards
  • Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Conference
  • Devonport Triathalon
  • Fraser Coast Tourism 
  • Weipa Fishing Classic 
  • Mackay Festivals
  • University of New England – Armidale
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC)
  • Qantas Founders Outback Museum
  • Gladstone Festivals & Events
  • Winton Outback Festival
  • Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
  • Queensland Outback Tourism Awards
  • Lord Howe Island Tourism Association
  • Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
  • Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic – Mt Isa
  • Exmouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Kick Arts – Cairns
  • Coates Hire Rally Australia
  • Torres Shire Council NAIDOC Awards
  • Emerald Multicultural Festival
  • Charleville Cup
  • Miss Wagga Wagga Quest
  • NSW Country Rugby Union
  • QantasLink Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival
  • Wide Bay Australia International Air Show – Bundaberg
  • Tourism Hunter Business Awards
  • Port Macquarie Chamber Business Awards
  • Angel Flight Outback Trailblazer – Western Qld
* Award by Aviation magazine Air Transport World.
+ Includes seasonal services and codeshare services operated by other airlines.
^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. Join online now. A joining fee may apply. Membership and points are subject to the terms and conditions of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Qantas Frequent Flyers will earn at least 800 Qantas points for every eligible one way Qantas Economy flight.
# Subject to Through Check agreement.

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