Australian regional carrier Rex has taken delivery of two more Boeing 737-800NGs from its lessor on 26 February 2021 after the aircraft’s scheduled heavy maintenance checks at the lessor’s designated engineering facility. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has authorised the addition of the two jets to Rex’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) with registrations VH-REX and VH-PAG.
With the addition of these two aircraft, Rex now has a fleet of four 737-800NGs on its AOC. These aircraft have been deployed on the Sydney-Melbourne route from 1 March 2021, with frequency on the route gradually increasing to nine returns per day by the last week in March. Rex expects to take delivery of two more Boeing 737-800NGs in late March. They will be used for Rex’s new routes between:
- Melbourne – Gold Coast commencing from 29 March;
- Melbourne – Adelaide from 31 March; and
- Sydney – Gold Coast from 1 April.
Rex intends to take delivery of two more 737s in June and is now in discussions with interested lessors. Rex calls on major cities in Australia to send in their expression of interest if they wish to be the next in line to receive reliable air services at affordable fares delivered with Rex’s trademark country hospitality.
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 and four Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 61 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) and the two pilot academies, Australian Airline Pilot Academy in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.