QantasLink to Operate From Sydney Airport T3
13th Aug 2013
The regional airline of Qantas, QantasLink, will soon find a new home at Sydney Airport as it will shift its operations from T2 to T3.
While both T2 and T3 are designated as Domestic Terminals, Qantas is the only airline that has been using T3 for years until the transfer of its subsidiary on August 15.
QantasLink operates 300 weekly scheduled flights carrying more than one million passengers annually through Terminal 2.
The transfer is expected to facilitate movement of passengers who have connecting flights between the two airlines.
According to an airline official, the operations of the two affiliated airlines in one single terminal will hopefully improve customer experience and overall airline performance.
As an added bonus to QantasLink customers, they will now have an access to its mother airline's famed Qantas Business Lounge as well as Qantas Club.
Qantas Club at T2 Folding Up
Another Qantas subsidiary, Jetstar, will continue to operate from T2. However, there has been a persistent rumor and was subsequently confirmed that Qantas Club lounge at Terminal 2 will also cease to operate after QantasLink moves to T3.
Jetstar is not planning to take over the operation of Qantas lounge in T2 but eligible members who travel on Jetstar flights will still be given access to the Qantas lounges in T3.
The airline, however, is not planning to expand capacity of its lounges in Terminal 3 despite the projected increase of its passengers.
The airline is confident that the combined capacity of both lounges would still be able to accommodate the additional passengers. According to its spokesperson, Qantas and QantasLink have different peaks in their respective flight schedules, thus adding lounge capacity is not necessary.