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…

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,…

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…

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…

Qantas To Increase Regional Service

Regional airline QantasLink this week announced it will be expanding its services to the regional Australian town of Broken Hill. The move, which will begin on June 21, 2022, will see Qantas' regional arm add a third-weekly Sydney-Broken Hill service to its current twice-weekly. Having started the service in April…

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…

Rex Cancels Two Flights in Two Days

Australian regional airline Regional Express experienced two incidents resulting in cancelled flights this week due to engine concerns. During take-off checklists, two separate flights operating Saab 340 turbo-prop aircraft reported smoke and flames emanating from the left engines. The first incident occurred Tuesday, April 5 at Melbourne Airport when flight…

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…