70-year old Regional Express (REX) will begin flying nine full-service return Sydney to Melbourne flights a day from 1 March 2021, onboard their three Boeing 737-800 jets. And to celebrate, they’re offering 100,000 seats from $79 each way.
From 1 March 2021, travellers will have another affordable and full-service airline to fly between Australia’s major capital cities.
The first three Rex Boeing 737-800s leased fom Virgin Autsralia will take off between the lucrative Sydney and Melbourne route with nine Sydney-Melbourne return services a day.
By Easter, two additionally leased Virgin Australia 737s will be added to expand Rex’s domestic network to Brisbane and other capital cities.
And get ready for this: Rex will offer all the usual perks of a full-service carrier including eight Business Class seats.
PLUS: All fares include checked baggage allowance, food, pre-assigned seating and online check-in.
Lounge access and on-board Wi-Fi will be free for Business Class, whilst Economy passengers can access these options for a small fee.
That’s a game changer right there.
Rex Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM, said this would be a historic new era for Australia’s domestic air travel.
“Finally, Australians can look forward to not only a safe, reliable and affordable airline, but one they can count on for the long term – Rex’s origins date back almost 70 years, making it Australia’s second oldest surviving carrier.”
The Hon John Sharp AM, Rex Deputy Chairman
“This is an exciting opportunity for travellers. For the first time, they don’t have to choose between low fares with minimal service and premium pricing for more reliable flights. Over the past 20 years, Rex has been the most reliable passenger carrier in Australia and our domestic services will naturally enjoy this superior reliability at affordable prices.” He said.
“In short, we will be offering premium full service with our trademark country hospitality but at fares pegged at the budget carrier level.”
“If all things go as planned, we hope to grow our fleet to 8-10 by the end of 2021.” Said Sharp.
To celebrate the launch and the release of Rex’s livery for the domestic fleet, 100,000 promotional fares* are now on sale for the Sydney-Melbourne service priced at $79 for travel within 12 months.
Tickets are on sale now at rex.com.au or bookable via your travel agent.
* Subject to regulatory approval and subject to terms and conditions.
Who is Rex? Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 aircraft (pre-COVID) on 1,500 weekly flights to 59 destinations throughout all states in Australia. Rex will begin its domestic services with six 737-800s in March 2021. In addition to the airline Rex, the Rex Group comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator) and the two pilot academies Australian Airline Pilot Academy in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.
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