QantasLink today announced that it is rebranding its fleet of Network Aviation Fokker F100 aircraft in QantasLink livery, with the first repainted aircraft touching down in Perth overnight.
Over the coming months, Network Aviation’s remaining F100 aircraft will be progressively repainted in QantasLink livery.
QantasLink Chief Executive Officer John Gissing said the rebranding of the F100 aircraft was an important step for Network Aviation as a member of the broader Qantas Group.
“Network Aviation has been part of the Qantas Group since 2011, and repainting the F100 fleet with our QantasLink branding is the logical next step for the brand,” Mr Gissing said.
“This decision strongly reflects the affiliation our Western Australian customers have with QantasLink, and is a great step forward to provide a consistent brand across the state, while retaining the unique culture the Network Aviation team has built in the Western Australian community over the past 17 years.”
Qantas purchased Network Aviation in 2011, which at the time had a fleet of two 100-seat Fokker 100 aircraft and six 30-seat Embraer Brasilia EMB-120ER aircraft operating charter-only services. Since then, Qantas and Network Aviation have grown the fleet to 14 F100 aircraft.
In 2014, Qantas announced that Network Aviation would start Regular Passenger Transport (RPT) services on regional routes in Western Australia.
Network Aviation employs more than 340 people.