Rex to fly between Australian capital cities

jakeseven7

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I'm impressed that number is so low. I think some much bigger numbers will be coming from others.

At least Rex and QF (through QFLink) have aircraft they can run on skinnier routes and importantly at the moment, intra state routes. At a time where every dollar matters…
 

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Didn't realise this was a Bain thread. I thought this was a REX thread. My mistake.

In this case I think we better talk whether VA will be joining the Value Alliance now that they're a LCC.

*moving on shall we* :)
 

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Always calm & hopefully always breathing.

We know Airlines are really struggling, specially here on AFF.

BTW Rex financials all an open book, well as much as it can be, their listed.
Cheers.

I’m not biased I’m just very pragmatic , realistic and always have been about their business model. I personally fly VA2 although my work has taken them off our roster so we can’t use them for business anymore.

We were very very lucky to have people on this forum feeding us the dire financial state of VA1 months and months before covid was even a thing via leaks and rumours which allowed many of us to plan ahead to bail our points out to SQ etc and they got shouted down constantly but turned out to be 100% correct in the end. The $100m was just a starting emergency cash advance to meet immediate obligations (I expect fuel, wages?) as it was reported months ago. I’m 100% certain substantial amounts had to follow…. But it’s a closed book as we all know now.

Anyway back on topic. I know Rexy is listed but they seem to be very crafty with the way they disclose information. I suspect their corporate governance is somewhat… loose… but they do have the benefit I guess of intrastate flying networks as well to prop (pun intended) them up, a little.

PS I’m glad you are breathing 😆
 

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I’m not biased I’m just very pragmatic , realistic and always have been about their business model. I personally fly VA2 although my work has taken them off our roster so we can’t use them for business anymore.

We were very very lucky to have people on this forum feeding us the dire financial state of VA1 months and months before covid was even a thing via leaks and rumours which allowed many of us to plan ahead to bail our points out to SQ etc and they got shouted down constantly but turned out to be 100% correct in the end. The $100m was just a starting emergency cash advance to meet immediate obligations (I expect fuel, wages?) as it was reported months ago. I’m 100% certain substantial amounts had to follow…. But it’s a closed book as we all know now.

Anyway back on topic. I know Rexy is listed but they seem to be very crafty with the way they disclose information. I suspect their corporate governance is somewhat… loose… but they do have the benefit I guess of intrastate flying networks as well to prop (pun intended) them up, a little.

PS I’m glad you are breathing 😆
No worries mate, fair enough.

Amazing source of info here.

Thanks.
 

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Daily cases increasing in NSW and Victoria, can't see too much flying in October: SA /QLD / Tasmania - that's about it.
 

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Surprising they didn't manage to get a barb in there about "our staff being fully vaccinated 2 weeks before Qantas" (or some other whinge!) 😂

Rex's press releases have become uncharacteristically sedated in recent months. Perhaps their lawyers advised them to stop with the constant public attacks on QF?
 

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Rex's press releases have become uncharacteristically sedated in recent months. Perhaps their lawyers advised them to stop with the constant public attacks on QF?

There was definitely a body of evidence growing and QF aren’t shy of legal action. I think you may well be right.
 

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There was definitely a body of evidence growing and QF aren’t shy of legal action. I think you may well be right.

I did some "back of the envelope" calculations a while back and of the Rex media releases issued between March-August 2021, around 60% directly or implicitly attacked Qantas. It was getting ridiculous.
 
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I'd just about put the house on the line to say that each of those making up the 60%, all will have quotes from John Sharp. The other 40% will not mention his name.
 

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Another possibility was that Rex's own mareket research indicated that the constant Qantas-bagging wasn't endearing them to the punters.

Cheers skip
 
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At this rate I'm not convinced they'll ever come back.

No announcement from Rex yet. I guess they're still looking for a way to blame QF?

I really don't think they should. ReX is grossly overestimating it's ability to compete with the big boys. They just don't have the fleet numbers to offer comparable frequencies on the core routes nor the economies of scale to survive a price war if QF/JQ/VA decide to play nasty. Running a handful of full on 737s in an otherwise all 30-seat turboprop fleet is economically and operationally...... uh....brave. They really need stick to the niche (and directly related stuff like FIFO charters, government work and whatnot) and invest in the future, because those Saabs aren't going to last forever, and it's a big fleet to replace.

My concern is if they fail, then a lot of regional towns are going to be left with no air service at all, at least while a long, drawn-out contentious bailout or public service contract is drawn up that delivers a much less useful bare-bones service just so state governments can say they did something. There's some fairly sizable communities which are *only* served by Rex.
 

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