|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?