It looks like Regional Express Airlines (Rex) is serious about leasing Boeing 737s and flying major capital city routes from March 2021. But will Rex be able to woo frequent flyers, and is there really enough room for a third player in the domestic market? Rex's plan to launch capital city flights In May 2020, Rex announced an ambitious proposal to acquire new jet aircraft … [Read more...]
Rex & Regional Airlines
Regional Express Airlines, or Rex, is Australia's largest independent regional carrier. It operates flights to and from Australian country towns. Rex has a frequent flyer program for businesses called Rex Business Flyer.
Other Australian regional airlines include Airnorth, Alliance Airlines, Link Airways, FlyPelican and Sharp Airlines.
Regional Express Airlines (Rex) has floated a crazy idea to start flights on domestic trunk routes between Australia's capital cities, competing directly with Qantas (and possibly Virgin Australia, if it emerges from voluntary administration). Under the proposal, Rex would lease 10 narrow-body jets and operate on key routes such as Sydney-Brisbane and Melbourne-Adelaide. Rex … [Read more...]
In recent weeks, QantasLink has announced new regional services to Ballina, Kangaroo Island and now Orange. But Regional Express (Rex) has complained to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) that QantasLink is using its dominant position to force them out of these markets. New QantasLink flights from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island From July, QantasLink will … [Read more...]
New security screening requirements at Australia's regional airports could devastate towns that rely on regional air services, the ABC warns. Last year, the Australian government announced that 64 further regional airports across Australia will now be required to provide security screening for passengers. While security screening is a standard requirement at major airports … [Read more...]
Regional Express, or Rex, is Australia's largest independent regional airline. Like Qantas and Virgin Australia, Rex too operates a network of airport lounges in Australia. The lounge network of Rex Airlines doesn't quite match its much larger competitors, but lounges are open in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. If you have a Rex Lounge membership, you and a guest can access … [Read more...]