Rex’s National Jet Express expands fleet

Rex signs interline agreement with Etihad

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MRO DubaiNational Jet Express (NJE), part of the Rex Group of Airlines, has added another aircraft to its fleet, with its latest Embraer E190 aircraft touching down in Perth, Western Australia on 4 March 2024. This aircraft will increase the NJE E190 fleet from six to seven, and follows the recent introduction of NJE’s ninth De Havilland Dash 8-Q400 aircraft in October 2023.

NJE’s interim Chief Operating Officer, Robin Furber, said, “NJE’s fleet expansion underscores our commitment to servicing the ever-growing demand of the resource sectors for a reliable carrier with modern and fuel-efficient aircraft. The Embraer E190 aircraft is extremely popular with our customers as it provides their staff with a quiet and comfortable cabin featuring wide seats, excellent legroom, a 2-2 abreast cabin (no middle seat) and large overhead lockers. For too long the resource sectors have had to make do with unreliable, 30-year-old aircraft that are environmentally unfriendly for their fly-in/fly-out needs. This explains why NJE is now the first port of call whenever the resource sectors have new requirements for a premium operator that meets their ESG responsibilities.”

NJE has also commenced new regular E190 services between Perth and the brand new West Musgrave Airport, located in remote Western Australia near the South Australian and Northern Territory borders. These new services marked the third new airport for NJE in the past month, joining Gruyere and Gladstone on the NJE route network.

Rex signs interline agreement with Etihad
Rex announced it has signed a new interline partnership with Etihad Airways. This partnership between Rex and Etihad, the UAE’s national carrier, provides passengers on Rex’s domestic routes connections with Etihad’s global network.

“Partnering with a world-class airline like Etihad brings a new era of choice and connection for Rex passengers,” said Rex’s General Manager of Network Strategy, Warrick Lodge. “Passengers will be able to fly to either Sydney or Melbourne on Rex and thereafter connect on Etihad to a further 72 destinations across the globe. Etihad’s extensive international network includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the USA. The entire journey, including Etihad and Rex connecting flights, can be booked under one booking and passengers can enjoy the convenience of through-check baggage (where permitted).”

Arik De, Etihad’s Chief Revenue and Commercial Officer said: “This exciting new partnership significantly expands connectivity options for Etihad guests, providing them with effortless access from our gateways in Sydney and Melbourne to pivotal destinations within the Rex network, including Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Brisbane, and the Gold Coast. Equally, we are thrilled to extend a warm welcome to Rex customers, enabling them to seamlessly integrate into our expanding global network.”

This marks the second interline agreement for Rex. The airline has an existing interline arrangement with Delta Air Lines.

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