REX reverses course on shutting down all Queensland operations

REX – Regional Express has made this announcement:

Following a last minute intervention from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR), Regional Express (REX) has agreed to reverse its decision to suspend services from April 1, 2020.

REX will resume full services on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 and will introduce a reduced schedule from April 2, 2020 on all five (5) TMR regulated routes.

A final agreement has not yet been reached with TMR on the reduced schedule, however REX will run the reduced schedule in good faith until April 8, 2020, after which the total suspension of all REX’s services in Queensland may still proceed.

The details of the reduced schedule are appended to this media release.

Regional Express (REX) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of 60 SAAB 340 aircraft on some 1,500 weekly flights to 59 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the regional airline REX, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator) and the two pilot academies Australian Airline Pilot Academy in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.