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,…

Regional Express To Grow With New Travel Agent Deals

SYDNEY, Australia - Australian regional airline Regional Express announced on Friday, June 24, that it has signed new agreements with major travel agency groups, with the agreements to commence on July 1, 2022. The arrangement, which coincides with its competitor Qantas' regional expansion, will see expected revenues double in the…

Australian Airline Rex To Cease Selected Flights

Australian regional airline Regional Express this week announced it will cease multiple flights as it encounters increased costs and competition. The Sydney-Canberra and Melbourne-Albury services will be ceasing on May 30, with others to follow starting June 30. Rex, as Regional Express is better known, has been facing challenges of…

Regional Express Expanding Operations

Australian regional airline Regional Express (Rex) is set to continue its domestic expansion, adding new routes formerly operated by Virgin Australia, entering new Air Ambulance contracts, and even contributing 1 million Australian dollars to areas affected by the recent floods in both Queensland and New South Wales - this in…

Virgin Australia Rebounds One Year After Relaunch

One year after new owners Bain Capital took charge, Virgin Australia expanded its fleet and is looking forward to restarting normal operations as border restrictions ease. In April 2020, Australia’s second-largest airline went into voluntary administration. The effects of the pandemic took their toll on the airline’s finances, and it…

Wagga Wagga: Home to Regional Express and the Royal Australian…

Wagga Wagga may be a small regional city in New South Wales, Australia, but it has a much bigger role to play in Australian aviation. The airport itself is only ranked 33rd busiest in Australia with just over 200,000 passengers, according to 2018-2019 statistics. However, the airfield is home to…

Bonza Attempts to Gain Traction in Australian Market

Australia will have a new low cost carrier next year. Subject to regulatory approval, the new airline will start selling tickets in early 2022. According to the new airline's website, customers can expect to fly on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, meaning they can offer ulta-low prices while reducing carbon footprint. The…

Australian REX Accuses Rivals of Stealing Pilots

Australian regional airline Regional Express, also known as REX, has accused domestic rivals Qantas and Virgin Australia of hiring large numbers of its pilots. In practices referred to as "rapacious", "selfish", and "irresponsible", REX has said that the two larger competitors have hired around 17 percent of its first officers…