Posted on: 31 July 2015 by Mark Howells
The first of Qantas Group member Network Aviation’s fleet of Fokker 100s has touched down in Perth after being re-branded in the QantasLink livery.Qantas purchased Network Aviation in 2011, which at the time had a fleet of two 100-seat F100s and six 30-seat Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilias operating charter-only services. Since then, Qantas and Network Aviation have grown the F100 fleet to 14 aircraft.Over the coming months, Network Aviation’s 13 remaining F100s will be progressively repainted in QantasLink livery.“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,” explained QantaLink’s CEO, John Gissing. “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.”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.