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QantasLink switches to Sydney’s T3 offering better mainline connections

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 19, 2013
Passengers connecting between QantasLink and mainline services will have vastly superior experience, but those connecting with Jetstar will still need to transfer between terminals. (Seth Jaworski)

QantasLink has completed its long-awaited move to Sydney’s Terminal 3, promising smoother connections, reduced check-in times and access to the superior lounges offered in the terminal.

The move from Terminal 2 – Sydney’s common-user domestic and regional terminal – to Terminal 3 will mean a more seamless travel experiences for more than one million customers each year. The airline will operate from Gate 1A, 1B and 1C at Terminal 3.

Qantas Domestic CEO Lyell Strambi said operating QantasLink and Qantas Domestic flights from the same terminal “will deliver huge benefits to business and leisure travellers flying to and from Sydney and beyond”.

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“With QantasLink services now in Terminal 3, customers can expect smoother connections between regional, domestic and international services and will no longer have to transfer between terminals to connect to their domestic Qantas flight,” Strambi added.

While the connections between QantasLink and Qantas mainline services are significantly improved, an appreciable number of passengers connecting between QantasLink and Jetstar services will still need to transfer between T3 and T2.

“Our customers using Qantas’s premium lounges, including the Qantas Club and Domestic Business Lounge, will now only be moments from their aircraft. An extra 80 seats have also been added to the Qantas Club to accommodate for the additional customers using the lounge.”

QantasLink operates more than 300 return flights a week between Sydney, Tamworth, Dubbo, Canberra, Armidale, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Lord Howe Island and Gladstone.

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