With the announcement to move QantasLink to Qantas’ dedicated domestic Terminal 3 in Sydney, QantasLink customers will now be able to enjoy a faster hassle free service, access to Qantas’ premium lounges, smoother transfers and quicker check-ins than ever before.
The move from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 is a major one for Qantas and their new customer focused strategy. It will undoubtedly mean a hassle free travel experience for over one million Qantas customers a year.
Lyell Strambi, Qantas Domestic Chief Executive, mentioned that the move to operate both Qantas and QantasLink services from the same terminal makes a lot of sense. It will not only mean a hassle free travel experience for their leisure travelers but as well as for their business travelers flying beyond Sydney.
Mr. Strambi also mentioned that smoother connections between international and domestic services will see customers no longer having to change terminals when they have arrived at Sydney en route to whichever destination they are headed to.
Additionally, Terminal 3’s faster and smarter check-in services will ensure that Qantas’ business and leisure travelers will have the fastest possible check-in.
Customers using the Qantas’ premium lounges, including the Qantas Club and the Domestic Business lounge will now have a faster access once they arrive at Sydney. Needless to say, for business travelers this is a huge advantage. Qantas has increased the capacity of the Qantas Club lounge to accommodate an additional 80 travelers.
Mr. Andrew Stoner, NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, expressed his happiness while welcoming the move of QantasLink from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3. He said this is going to help the domestic passengers in particular, those who are flying to Sydney before heading out to other destinations in the country. He added that customers would definitely love the idea of a streamlined service from Qantas from a single terminal.
Currently Qantas services Tamworth, Dubbo, Canberra, Armidale, CoffsHarbour, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Lord Howe Island and Gladstone from Sydney. Qantas operates more than 300 return flights between NSW, Gladstone and Sydney every week. The QantasLink services will be operated from Gate 1A, 1B and 1C at Terminal 3.