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…

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…

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…