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Old 15th January 2018, 12:43 PM
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Default Any Truth to the Rumour (A320's for QF/Network)

Is there any truth to the rumour that there will be several A320's in Qantaslink livery in the near future.

Are they being transferred from JQ ?
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Old 15th January 2018, 02:48 PM
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I do know that there are plans to use Jetstar A320's on some mining charter flights in Western Australia but have not heard anything official regarding the livery of those aircraft.
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Old 15th January 2018, 06:34 PM
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Only yesterday I heard this same rumour from a QF flight attendant in Brisbane. Apparently the intention is to turn Network Aviation with A320s into something akin to Cobham with their 717s. Meaning less 737s and more A320s under different employment arrangements.
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Old 15th January 2018, 10:30 PM
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2 x Ex JQ A320’s for Network for an exisiting charter client ex PER.

Aircraft will be in QantasLink colours.

That will free up B737’s for other work ex PER and on the East Coast.
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Old 16th January 2018, 10:35 AM
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From what I'm aware VQS and VQU will be the two A320 to be sent over to QantasLink in March.
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Old 16th January 2018, 12:15 PM
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VH-FNP is operating in WA for VAR.

Is this a new contract or taking over from FNP
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Old 16th January 2018, 12:17 PM
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I donít understand your questing Greg...these will be on the Qlink network and have no relevance to VARA and FNP


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Old 26th January 2018, 11:55 AM
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Qantas to transfer two Jetstar A320s to WA-based Network Aviation unit for charter flights

Qantas’s Network Aviation subsidiary will operate Airbus A320 narrowbodies on intra-Western Australia charter services, taking over some flying currently operated by Boeing 737-800s.

The two A320s are being sourced from the Jetstar fleet and are expected to start flying with Network Aviation from April, Qantas said in a statement to Australian Aviation.

Jetstar’s A320s are configured with 180 seats in an all-economy layout versus the 174 seats (12 business, 162 economy) of Qantas’s 737-800s.

Further, the A320s offers superior takeoff performance in the hot weather conditions often experienced on fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) services to WA’s remote mining destinations compared with the 737-800.

As a result, it is estimated the A320s can carry up to 30 additional passengers on FIFO flights.

The two 737-800s released from charter-related flying will be used elsewhere on the Qantas network, including extra nonstop flights between Perth and Singapore.

Qantas resumed Perth-Singapore flights in June 2015, following a one-year absence on the route, with five flights a week using 737-800s. The route was lifted to daily a few months later and currently operates 11 times a week.

However, Qantas said in November 2017 it would offer double-daily flights between Perth and Singapore from April 8 2018, while its Singapore-based low-cost carrier (LCC) unit Jetstar Asia would withdraw from the route from March 25 2018.

Qantas acquired Network Aviation, which at the time was a charter and FIFO operator, in February 2011.

Since then Perth-based subsidiary has expanded its role within the Qantas Group to also fly some regular public transport (RPT) services in WA with its fleet of Fokker 100 aircraft.

Meanwhile, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines also operates two Airbus A320s on FIFO services in WA.

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...arter-flights/
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Old 4th February 2018, 10:14 AM
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A 3rd A320 will be joining VARA this year too.
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Old 7th February 2018, 03:06 PM
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VQS is currently in XSP for maintenance.

Will it get a repaint into Qlink livery while its there ?
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