qf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 3116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2510 times:
QantasLink cost base probably varies between the different various airlines that QF has contracts with. ClassicLover is right though -- as with virtually every other regional subsidiary in the world, QantasLink has much lower costs that mainline.
gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5966 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 19 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
Quoting dkramer7 (Reply 3): If qantas link costs are lower, why not try to have more flights operated by them?
QantasLink is NOT an airline, it has no AOC. It's a brand name. It's services are operated by various airlines (AOC Holders) under contract to Qantas. Airlines include Eastern Australian, Sunstate & NJS (Cobbans), there may be others. So the question of who has the lower operating cost is pretty moot. Obviously it is cheaper to use the contractors than to do it themselves, otherwise why bother?
zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9635 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 2109 times:
Quoting qf002 (Reply 2): ClassicLover is right though -- as with virtually every other regional subsidiary in the world, QantasLink has much lower costs that mainline.
It depends on how the data is normalised, I would have thought that QF mainline pilots would be cheaper on a RPK basis as they fly higher capacity aircraft on longer sectors. For every RPK flown by Qantas link, Qantas mainline flies 20-25 times more, the salaries in QF are not 20-25 times higher.
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