QantasLink unveils cabin upgrades for regional flyers

Latest News|Published 26 June 2018

QantasLink’s first upgraded turboprop aircraft will today take to the skies with a refreshed cabin and greater comfort for the airline’s regional customers.

The upgraded Q300 turboprop was unveiled this morning at QantasLink’s hangar facility at Tamworth Airport, the airline’s hub for regional aircraft maintenance. 

The fleet upgrade is part of a multi-million dollar commitment to providing regional passengers with a better overall travel experience.

The improved turboprop experience includes new ergonomic seat cushioning, leather upholstery, tablet device holders, a refreshed colour palette of greys and charcoals and new floor coverings.

Each turboprop aircraft takes around 10 days to upgrade, with up to 13 engineers and project support staff working on each aircraft. The work is timed to coincide with scheduled maintenance and closely aligns the turboprop interiors with those in the QantasLink jet fleet.

Our turboprop aircraft are a significant part of our network and we’re committed to investing in product and service for regional Australia. 

The investment in the turboprop upgrade program coincides with other regional initiatives, including the Qantas Group Pilot Academy expected to open in regional Australia in 2019, and follows the release of a study highlighting the Qantas Group contribution to regional Australia.

The first Q300 to be upgraded was repainted with the airline’s updated Kangaroo logo and is named ‘Birdsville’ as part of an initiative promoting destinations around regional Australia.

QantasLink Turboprop Factsheet (PDFOpens in a new tab or window)