Sorry, wrong! QantasLink is a marketing/brand name. there is no actual QL
services are currently operated by Impulse, Eastern, Southern & National Jet Systems and I may have missed some.
QantasLink basically refers to regional operations. When Qantas took over Impulse, which was a low cost carrier, setup along lines pioneered by SouthWest in the US, it had no work to do as Qantas removed the B717s from the trunk routes so they were given a series of low yeild/tourist type routes previous operated by Qantas Domestic and others, which were then included under the QantasLink brand. Most/all? of these routes have been transferred to Jetstar.
The Impluse name IS
NOT being changed at the present time, as they would have to jump thru regulartatory hoops that they dont want to, at the moment. It could be changed later. Currently the CEO of Jetstar is also the CEO of Impulse, so they are very closely connected, but they are still different companies and their relationship could be changed by the main Qantas Group board in the future.
PER744 I have, does not say that the employing company will be Jetstar! Thats your assumption! It is accepting applications for pilots, cabin crew, engineering, operations, customer service & administration roles. The pilots, cabin crew and some of the operations people will HAVE to be employeed by the AOC
holder (ie Impluse) for legal reasons, so some of them could also be employeed by the ground service company, whose name escapes me at the moment, but it is also a Qantas sub. Just because its on the Jetstar website does not mean it actually carried out by some one else.
I dont claim to know where exactly the line between the various companies is in every case, but I do know about AOC
and COA requirements.