Regional Express Airlines Flight Status
Regional Express Airlines History
Regional Express, or commonly known as Rex is a carrier that is based in Mascot, New South Wales which operates scheduled regional services to a pre-defined target market that starter in the year 2002. Out of the Qantas Group of Companies, Rex holds the title of being the largest regional carrier in Australia. Rex was created out of the acquisition of Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines by the Australiawide Airlines consortium. Three years after, Rex was able to acquire another regional airline known as Dubbo-based Air Link.
In the year 2007, it starts providing services to Queensland specifically in Brisbane and Mary borough. Unfortunately, the company does not have enough pilots and crew to commence with its flight and announced that it will suspend its operations out of Brisbane. This is due to the expansion of other larger airline companies such as Jetstar Airways and Virgin Blue. In the latter part of the year, the company was able to provide a solution to its problem by establishing a cadet-pilot-training program. Rex also announced during this time the awaiting retirement of Geoff Breust, its Managing Director.
In the year 2015, Regional Express Airlines starts its services to the NSW Snowy Mountains with the help of the Snowy Mountains Airport Corporation. Its inaugural flight commenced in March 2016. After being selected to be the operator of regulated RPT routes by the WA Government, the company announced that they will start providing services in Western Australia. After being chosen, Rex was able to have almost 1,500 weekly flights across over 60 destinations.
Regional Express Airlines Destinations
Currently, it flies to over 60 destinations covering the six states of Australia. However, it does not operate in the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory. In New South Wales, it flies to Albury, Armidale, Ballina, Bathurst, Broken Hill, Cooma, Dubbo, Grafton, Griffith, Lismore, Merimbula, Moruya, Narrandera, Newcastle, Orange, Parkes, Sydney, and Wagga Wagga. In Queensland, it offers services to Bamaga, Bedourie, Birdsville, Boulia, Brisbane, Burketown, Cairns, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Doomadgee, Hughenden, Julia Creek, Karumba, Longreach, Mornington Island, Mount Isa, Normanton, Quilpie, Richmond, St. George, Thargomindah, Toowonda, Townsville, Windorah and Winton. In South Australia, it operates to Adelaide, Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Kingscote, Mount Gambier, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, and Whyalla. In Tasmania, it flies to Burnie and King Island while in Victoria it flies to Melbourne and Midura. Lastly in Western Australia, it serves Albany, Carnavon, Esperance, Monkey Mia, and Perth.
Regional Express Airlines Fleet
For the record, Regional Express Airlines operates the world’s largest fleet of Saab 340 which is known to have a quieter and more comfortable interior. It has a total of 57 fleets of Saab 340 with 3 variants namely Saab 340A, Saab 340B, and Saab 340B+WT. It can accommodate around 34 passengers per flight.
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