Rex’s eighth Boeing 737-800NG, registered VH-8KH, arrived in Brisbane recently after a ferry flight from Singapore’s Changi Airport where it underwent a scheduled heavy maintenance check and painting. The aircraft will reinforce Rex’s existing network and will also be deployed on Rex’s new Melbourne-Hobart route, the airline’s fourth Tasmanian destination, starting 17 August. This follows the start of services between Sydney and Adelaide on 29 June.
“The arrival of our latest 737 means we can continue to strategically grow our domestic network and offer safe and affordable flights to even more Australians,” said Rex’s deputy chairman John Sharp.
Rex currently flies to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and the Gold Coast on its jet network. While Hobart is the seventh city to be added to its domestic network it won’t be the last as the airline’s stated goal is to eventually offer flights to, and between, every State capital.
“With our ninth 737 due to be delivered in mid-September and the possibility of taking another two 737s this financial year we continue to build depth and added resilience to our domestic operations,” Sharp said. “As we achieve greater scale it enhances our competitive ability and allows us to offer the best value-for-money airfares of any airline in Australia.”
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 58 Saab 340 and 8 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 57 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the airline Rex, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator), the Australian Airline Pilot Academy with campuses in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat, and propeller maintenance organisation, Australian Aerospace Propeller Maintenance. Rex is also a 50% shareholder of National Jet Express (NJE), a premier Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO), charter and freight operator.