Australian regional carrier Rex has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-800NG, the sixth to join the airline’s growing fleet of jet aircraft. The 737, with the registration VH-RYU, touched down in Sydney after emerging from the lessor’s paint facility adorned in the distinctive Rex livery. It will soon enter service on the airline’s domestic network which now spans Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast and Canberra. Rex expects to take delivery of two more aircraft in July and hopes to grow its fleet of Boeing 737-800 NG by the end of the year.
“We have almost daily requests from major cities all over Australia for Rex’s services and we will work with all airports that are prepared to establish a good partnership with us.” Rex Deputy Chairman John Sharp said. “We welcome expression of interests from all major cities as we are determined to bring our unique premium reliable services at affordable fares to the four corners of Australia delivered with our trademark country hospitality,” he said.
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 and six Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to 62 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.