Rex Airlines has announced its intention to lease an additional Boeing 737-800NG aircraft with the signing of a recent Letter of Intent.
This latest fleet acquisition comes on the heels of the recent delivery of two 737-800NGs in July and September, marking a significant expansion for the airline.
With this new addition, Rex’s 737 fleet will grow to a total of ten aircraft. The incoming aircraft is expected to touch down in Australia in November 2023, just in time to join the ranks for year-end peak season operations.
Rex Airlines Comments
Rex Deputy Chairman, the Honorable John Sharp, AM, expressed his thoughts on this significant milestone.
He stated, “As foreshadowed in the media release of 25 September 2023, this aircraft will be the third of four aircraft to be added to Rex’s domestic fleet this Financial Year.”
“Rex Airlines is on a clear mission to steadily expand its network, covering all Australian capital cities and major towns.”
Rex’s Commitment to Major Cities
Rex Airlines has built a reputation for exceptional service in over 50 regional cities, and recent times have seen the extension of its network to major Australian cities.
Their commitment is to provide reliable and affordable air travel while maintaining the integrity and heartfelt country hospitality they’ve been known for.
The Honorable John Sharp added, “Just as Rex has demonstrated for the past two decades in over 50 regional cities, it will bring to the major cities a service that is reliable and affordable, delivered with true integrity and heartfelt country hospitality.”
“We invite all cities that want to be part of the unparalleled Rex experience to contact us immediately,” he concluded.
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 58 Saab 340 and 9 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 57 destinations throughout all states in Australia.
In addition to the airline, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator), the Australian Airline Pilot Academy with campuses in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.
It also owns propeller maintenance organisation, Australian Aerospace Propeller Maintenance. The Group is also a 50% shareholder of National Jet Express (NJE), a premier Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO), charter and freight operator.