Australia’s Rex inducts 10th 737-800NG

(PHOTO: Rex) regional carrier Rex’s domestic jet fleet has reached double-digit figures with the airline taking delivery of its 10th Boeing 737-800NG. The aircraft, which will bear the registration VH-8ZL, arrived in Brisbane this afternoon after a ferry flight from Goodyear, Arizona, in the United States. Prior to departing Arizona, the aircraft underwent scheduled heavy maintenance and painting, enabling it to enter service this week before the start of the busy holiday season.

It’s the third 737-800NG Rex has taken delivery of since July this year and the airline expects to secure at least one more aircraft before the end of the FY2024, subject to availability.

“This steady growth allows us to build more depth in to our schedule by adding additional frequencies on our most popular routes while at the same time allowing us to look at how we might also add more capital cities to our network,” said Rex Deputy Chairman John Sharp.

Rex currently has 10 domestic routes connecting capital cities and holiday destinations in five States.

Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 58 Saab 340 and 9 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 56 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.


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