Following Rex’s earlier announcement of a record performance in July 2022 for the domestic jet network which saw an overall load factor of 86 percent, Rex said Friday (2 September) that August bookings performed even better, with a 25 percent increase in passenger numbers and a 38 percent increase in revenue bookings compared to July, indicating a significant improvement in yields. The so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ of Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane routes accounted for much of the improved performance
“Our turnaround now has strong momentum as our key metrics continue to improve month-on-month in this new Financial Year,” Rex Executive Chairman Lim Kim Hai said. “As foreshadowed in our media release of 2 August, our new partnerships with travel agency groups and corporate accounts are now starting to deliver the intended outcomes as reflected in August numbers. We can look forward to even stronger performance in the months ahead when the new arrangements are fully bedded down,” Lim said. “Our seventh Boeing 737-800NG, which just arrived end August, will allow us to put more capacity to mop up the demand for our services. We are in discussions with lessors for another two aircraft to be brought in as soon as possible.”
“Qantas’s appalling operational performance, shocking on-time performance and propensity to cancel flights en-masse have many disrupted passengers turning to us at the last minute. Unfortunately, we are not always able to help them as our flights are often already full,” Lim added. “We advise all passengers preparing for the September school holidays to consult the official federal government’s Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics (BITRE) reports to carefully select the carriers that they can rely on.”
Rex’s domestic network includes Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and the Gold Coast.