The first of Qantas’ newly upgraded Q300 turboprop aircraft took flight this week at QantasLink’s hangar facility at Tamworth Airport with the remaining fleet of 45 Bombardier (Q200, Q300 and Q400) aircraft to be upgraded by late 2019.
The fleet upgrade is part of a multi-million dollar commitment to providing regional passengers with a better overall travel experience.
Taking ten days to upgrade each, the improved turboprop experience includes new ergonomic seat cushioning, leather upholstery, tablet device holders, a refreshed colour palette of greys and charcoals and new floor coverings.
The first Q300 that’s been upgraded was repainted with the airline’s updated Kangaroo logo and named ‘Birdsville’.
Having flown the aircraft previously throughout regional Australia, I look forward to seeing the different in terms of the product comfort next time I fly on Qantaslink.