Rex Airlines announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to lease another Boeing 737-800NG. Following the delivery of the two 737-800NGs in July and September, this aircraft will bring Rex’s 737 fleet to a total of ten. The aircraft is expected to arrive in Australia in November 2023 and to be ready for service before the year-end peak period.
Rex Deputy Chairman John Sharp said, “As foreshadowed in the media release of 25 September 2023, this aircraft will be the third of four aircraft to be added to Rex’s domestic fleet this Financial Year as Rex expands its network steadily across all Australian capital cities and major towns. Just as Rex has demonstrated for the past two decades in over 50 regional cities, Rex will bring to the major cities a service that is reliable and affordable, delivered with true integrity and heartfelt country hospitality. We invite all cities that want to be part of the unparalleled Rex experience to contact us immediately,” he added.
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 58 Saab 340 and nine Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 57 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.