LONDON – Australia’s Rex Airlines and US carrier Delta Air Lines have launched an interline service agreement that will create a streamlined travel experience for passengers flying between Australia and mainland America.
Under the newly brokered agreement, the joint services will enable the following:
- Delta Passengers travelling from the U.S., Canada and Mexico can access an expanded network of Rex Airlines’ domestic connections to capital cities and across Rex’s regional network to 58 destinations throughout all states in Australia. This includes but is not limited to – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie;
- Rex Passengers travelling to the U.S. will now have easy access to 40 cities;
- Passengers will be able to book all flights, including connecting flights, under the one booking, with a single baggage drop where permitted.
Rex Airlines statement
Rex Deputy Chairman, Hon John Sharp AM said, “We are proud to enhance our services to our ever increasing loyal customers by offering seamless connections from our regional and domestic ports to a quality international carrier such as Delta Air Lines”.
“This interline arrangement will make it easier for Australians to visit the U.S. allowing customers to connect onto Delta Air Lines’ U.S. network and for Americans to explore more of Australia with over 58 destinations. We are thrilled to be working with a world-class airline,” he said.
Delta Air Lines statement
Delta’s Head of Sales – Australia and New Zealand, Nicole Bennett said: “We are excited to be expanding the domestic Australian relationship with Rex Airlines to enable our customers to connect seamlessly to our daily Sydney – Los Angeles flight. This service will increase to 10 flights per week from 18 December flying our flagship A350.”
Los Angeles serves as one of Delta’s most important coastal hubs, where the airline today operates 140 daily flights to 53 destinations across the globe.
A string of recognitions for Delta
In other recent news for the US carrier, Delta has climbed to the top of Forbes’ 2022 list of the World’s Best Employers, leading all airlines in the new rankings published this week.
Delta was recognized as the sixth best workplace in the world by Forbes, the highest-ranking company outside of the tech sector.
“Our people are our most worthy investment,” said Joanne Smith, Delta’s E.V.P and Chief People Officer, in a recent essay on the airline’s commitment to its people-focused culture.
“When we’re recognized by an institution like Forbes as one of the World’s Best Employers for 2022, it’s a meaningful affirmation of the ways we listen – and act – when our people share with us their unique needs and goals.”
Notching up a string of workplace awards, Delta was also named one of the top 100 companies on Forbes’ ‘2022 Best Employers for Diversity’ list and as one of the publication’s ‘Best Workplaces for Women in the US’.
And if that wasn’t enough, Delta was also honored as one of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ by Fortune for 9th year in a row, ranking higher on the list than any other airline.