Regional Express (Rex) has announced that its Board resolved to consider commencing operations in the Northern Territory based out of Darwin.
Rex’s Deputy Chairman the Hon. John Sharp AM said:
“Following Air North’s parent
“The Rex Board is sympathetic to the plight of the Territorians and shares the views of theconcerned stakeholders who believe that Rex would be the best chance for the NT to have a sustainable, quality regional air service with affordable fares.”
Citing a recent example,
“Three years ago, Rex started operations for the
“Rex’s current operational footprint covers all states in Australia with 60 destinations in its network serviced by over 75,000 flights a year. Rex has decades of experience in providing safe, reliable and affordable air services to regional and remote communities and we are willing to extend our unrivaled expertise to the NT should all key stakeholders welcome our presence and are willing to work co-operatively with Rex.
“I will be leading a Board delegation to the NT in the coming weeks for discussions with keystakeholders.”
Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of more than 50 Saab 340 aircraft on some 1,500 weekly flights to 60 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the regional airline Regional Express, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight and charter operator) and the Australian Airline Pilot Academy.