Australia’s Rex adds 12th domestic route

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Aviation Festival AFA 728 x 90Rex announced it will fly between Perth and Adelaide on Embraer E-190 jets operated by its group member National Jet Express (NJE), expanding Rex’s domestic footprint. Headquartered at Perth with hubs around the country including in Adelaide and Brisbane, NJE is one of Australia’s leading charter operators and forms part of the Rex Group.

NJE Director Anthony Gibara said, “This is terrific news for Perth and Adelaide travellers because more operators means more competition but in the case of Rex, it also means better service and reliability. There were almost 85 cancelled flights by Virgin and Qantas carriers on this route in the first four months of 2024 and in the case of Virgin, its on-time arrivals and departures were terrible. Just 56 percent of its flights arrived on time during that period, while its on time departures were only slightly better at 59 percent. Travellers deserve better and they will get it with Rex. And we intend to increase the number of services once we are established on the route.”

Figures show almost 630,000 passengers flew between Adelaide and Perth last year. The NJE Embraer E-190 jets, which will be ticketed as Rex flights, seat more than 100 passengers. The new route is now the 12th domestic service for the Rex Group which flies to major capital cities and popular destinations including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and the Gold Coast.

South Australia Minister for Tourism Zoe Bettison said the new Rex service will help entice more visitors to South Australia from what is the state’s fourth largest interstate market. “It is very welcome news that Rex will start flying Perth to Adelaide, adding more flights into our state and offering another option for visitors from WA to see South Australia. The commencement of an extra three flights a week from Perth to Adelaide is timed perfectly to coincide with the start of WA school holidays. I encourage Western Australians to take advantage of this new service and come and visit South Australia and experience our great food and wine, natural beauty and exciting events.”

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