QantasLink ERJ-700s & -900s?

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QantasLink ERJ-700s & -900s?

I was browsing through some Wikipedia pages and on the Qantaslink and AirNorth pages it mentioned something about Qantas leasing Embraer -700s & -900s from Airnorth from 2016, does anyone know if there is any reliable source for this info? And would anyone else happen to know more about this?


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From Wiki.

On 9 July 2008, Airnorth announced that it had acquired and operate its second Embraer 170 through a Lease/Purchase contract with Jetscape; it was the first Embraer 170-AR (Advanced Range) to be built and was delivered to Airnorth from the Embraer factory in April 2009.[13][14] A third E-170 formerly operated by defunct SkyAirWorld was added to the fleet in April 2010.[15] Qantas announced that Airnorth has give an extansion to fly 5 ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 for Qantas from 2016. 5 190's on order and 1 170 due for delivery 2016.

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It may well be QantasLink are going to get Airnorth to operate some of its services across the north. Airnorth have already taken over the Darwin - Gove- Cairns route and also operate Darwin - Townsville. They could take over Darwin - Alice, Cairns - Alice and other routes. It would be a bad step if Air North was to take any services from QF, the service is terrible, never any reward seats available, no select seats or online check if purchased as a QF ticket, 20kg bag limit is very strict, planes are late regularly by many hours, it is a poor product. I fly Townsville - Darwin regularly and have returned to flying via BNE to avoid Airnorth.

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