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REX becomes a new Boeing 737 operator, jet services to start on March 1

"Our heart is in the country"

REX – Regional Express Airlines is entering the competitive interstate domestic mainline market in Australia with six former Virgin Australia 176-seat Boeing 737-800NGs starting in March 2021.

 

REX jet services between Sydney and Melbourne will commence on March 1, 2021.

REX is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 SAAB 340 aircraft (pre-COVID) on 1,500 weekly flights to 59 destinations throughout all states in Australia.

The pictured VH-RQC was painted in Jakarta and arrived in Sydney on December 24, 2020 (below) to a water canyon salute.

In other news, the airline is also introducing new uniforms with this announcement:

As Rex’s inaugural domestic services between Sydney and Melbourne fast approach, Rex on January 23, 2021 unveiled its refreshed cabin crew uniforms. The new uniform retains the essence of Rex’s signature country hospitality but is presented in a classic yet elegant style. Rex’s National Flight Attendant Manager, Donna Griffith, said, “This fresh new look is intended to update Rex’s signature country hospitality. We have chosen a clean, fuss-free look that is simple yet elegant. Materials and cut have been carefully selected to provide comfort and practicality for my cabin crew.” “We are very proud that our uniforms are not designed by any famous designer. As with everything else we do in Rex, we have done everything in-house, from the design to the selection of material. This is who we are. This is what we do. This is why we are one of the most successful airlines in the world.”

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): REX (Regional Express Airlines) Boeing 737-8FE WL VH-RQC (msn 33797) SYD (John Adlard). Image: 952654.

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REX takes delivery of its first Boeing 737

Rex Airlines has taken a huge step towards launching its domestic operations, with the delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.

The plane touched down in Sydney this afternoon (November 5).

It’s the first of six 737s leased by Rex and will be used for training activities before the proving flight for the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) on December 5, 2020.

Rex will begin flying Melbourne-Sydney return services on March 1 next year and to Brisbane from Easter.

The livery for Rex’s domestic airline fleet will be released by the end of the month.

Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of 60 SAAB 340 aircraft (pre-COVID) 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. Rex will move into the domestic market from March 2021, flying 737-800 NGs between Melbourne-Sydney- Brisbane.

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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.

REX selected as the preferred tenderer for the Perth – Carnavon/Monkey Mia route

REX (Regional Express Airlines) SAAB 340B VH-ZRE (msn 391) SYD (Micheil Keegan). Image: 908308.

Regional Express – REX (Wagga Wagga) has released this statement:

The West Australian (WA) Government has announced REX as the preferred tenderer for the regulated Perth to Carnarvon/Monkey Mia route.

The announcement follows an extensive competitive tender process by the WA Government and comes on the back of Rex commencing operations in WA in February 2016 to operate the regulated Perth to Albany and Perth to Esperance routes.

Subject to final negotiations in early 2018 , REX will enter into a deed of agreement with the Department of Transport to operate the Perth to Carnarvon/Monkey Mia route for a five – year licence period commencing on July 2, 2018.

The REX livery has been updated with blue-painted engine nacelles.

  

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Regional Express (REX) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of more than 50 SAAB 340 aircraft on some 1,500 weekly flights to 60 destinations throughout all state s in Australia. In addition to the regional airline Regional Express, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel – Air Aviation (air freight and charter operator), Air Link (Dubbo – based regional airline) and the Australian Airline Pilot Academy .

Top Copyright Photo: REX (Regional Express Airlines) SAAB 340B VH-ZRE (msn 391) SYD (Micheil Keegan). Image: 908308.

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