Rex has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-800NG, further bolstering the airline’s jet fleet deployed on its domestic network. The aircraft, registered VH-MFM, arrived in Brisbane from Montpellier in France, adorned in the distinctive Rex livery.
Prior to being painted, the aircraft underwent a scheduled heavy maintenance check at an engineering facility at Montpellier, France It is the seventh Boeing 737-800NG to be added to Rex’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and will enter service in early September. This will enable Rex to add additional capacity on the ‘Golden Triangle’ between Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
“Our seventh aircraft allows us to meet the ever-increasing demand for Rex’s services given the shocking reliability on both Qantas and Virgin Australia,” Deputy Chairman John Sharp said. “Demand for Rex flights is so great that we are urgently looking for another two Boeing 737 – 800NGs which we hope to deploy by Q2 – Q3 of this Financial Year.”
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 61 Saab 340 and seven Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 58 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.