Regional Express Acquires Australia’s National Jet Express

Australian airline Regional Express has finally acquired National Jet Express, having made the announcement on Friday, Sept. 30. National Jet Express (NJE) caters to remote locations around Australia with Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO) services as the Regional Services arm of Cobham Aviation Services Australia. The acquisition signals the beginning of Rex's plans…

Qantas Appoints New Jetstar CEO

The Qantas Group appointed a new Chief Executive Officer for its budget subsidiary Jetstar, having made the announcement on Sept. 26. Selected to replace Jetstar's current CEO, Garreth Evans, will be Stephanie Tully — the airline's current Group Executive and Chief Customer Officer. The transition is expected to take place…

Opinion: The Airline Behind Its Own Demise

It is high time we address the elephant in the room: Qantas is its own worst enemy. From Australian icons to domestic disasters, the demise of Qantas has seen the airline assign blame to everything (and everyone) except itself. It's little wonder, then, that the Flying Kangaroo is incapable of…

Regional Express Receives 7th 737 As Australian Industry Turmoil Continues

Australian regional airline Regional Express has made further headway in its growth by receiving its seventh Boeing 737-800NG. Rex, as the airline is more commonly known, made the announcement Aug. 31, after it took delivery of the aircraft the previous evening. Rex’s newest Boeing flew into Brisbane, Australia from Montpellier,…

Qantas’ CEO Issues Formal Apology Following Operational Difficulties

This last year has definitely been a tough one for the airline industry. After the financial bloodbath caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, carriers around the world have had to deal with the rebound in demand caused by the relaxation of restrictions to travel and some of them found out they…

Pacific Airshow Gold Coast Releases Event Dates

Pacific Airshow today released the dates for its inaugural Gold Coast, Queensland, event, expanding the highly successful Pacific Airshow Huntington Beach to Australia in 2023. The three-day Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, scheduled from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2023, promises to be the largest air show in Australian history. In…

Australia’s Regional Express Moves to Electrify Turboprop Aircraft

Australian airline Regional Express announced on July 21, 2022, it will be forming a partnership with Dovetail Electric Aviation in an effort to lead the way in converting turboprop aircraft to full electric propulsion. Collaborating together, and operating under the Dovetail brand, the two will work to develop and certify…

Australian Domestic Airlines Nearing Full Recovery

Australia's domestic airline industry is approaching full recovery, according to statistics released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its June report on airline competition in Australia. Releasing its report on June 8, 2022, the independent competition and consumer authority focused on data gained from April 2022, part of…

Qantas Revives Route Network from Western Australia

Qantas — Australia's national carrier — will begin flying between Perth, Australia and Johannesburg on Nov. 1 — fulfilling its long-harbored ambition to take on the 11-hour trek. The flights will run three days a week on an Airbus A330 with 27 business suites and 224 economy seats, with the…