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Rex Announces Purchase of Remaining 25% of Pel Air
Friday, 29 June 2007
Regional Express Holdings (Rex) announced today that the Rex Group had purchased the remaining 25% of Pel Air Aviation Pty Ltd making Pel Air a wholly owned subsidiary in the Rex Group of Companies.

Rex Griffith - Melbourne Service Launches Monday
Friday, 29 June 2007
The inaugural Regional Express (Rex) service from Griffith to Melbourne commences this coming Monday (2 July).

Rex Committed To Mount Gambier
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
Regional Express has indicated that it will ensure Mount Gambier is fully served with air services following the decision by O’Connor Airlines to cease Mount Gambier – Melbourne services.

District Council And Rex Strike Partnership For More Flights
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
The District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and Regional Express (Rex) have agreed to jointly invest in the air services between Port Lincoln and Adelaide which will result in the airline introducing a Port Lincoln overnight service.

Rex Adds Flights On Adelaide - Mount Gambier Route
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Following its announcement of the new Griffith-Melbourne route, Regional Express (Rex) has also announced improvements to its Adelaide – Mount Gambier service with the introduction of early morning and late evening flights from Adelaide starting Monday 2 July 2007.

Rex and Griffith City Council Unveil Melbourne Air Service
Monday, 4 June 2007
Regional Express (Rex) will commence a new service linking Griffith with Melbourne from 2 July.

Rex Announces Continued Growth in 3rd Quarter FY07
Thursday, 31 May 2007
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) announced a revised group net profit forecast of above 40% growth for its full financial year over the previous period.

District Council And Rex Renew Partnership For Coober Pedy Air Services For 3 Years
Monday, 28 May 2007
Regional Express (Rex) and the District Council of Coober Pedy have agreed to renew the partnership to further improve the Coober Pedy to Adelaide air service and grow passenger numbers to record levels. The new three year partnership will commence from the 1st July 2007.

Rex Prepared To Invest In Additional Aircraft For Port Lincoln Service
Monday, 14 May 2007
In response to a call by the Member for Grey, Mr Barry Wakelin MP, for the District Council and Rex to work together so that Rex could introduce more flights, Rex confirms it is ready to take up the challenge if the District Council was ready to adopt a true partnership approach to the matter.

Rex Applauds Enroute Charges Rebate Scheme
Wednesday, 9 May 2007
Australia’s largest regional airline, Regional Express (Rex), has applauded the Federal Government’s decision to assist regional air services by continuing the Enroute Charges Rebate scheme for another four years as announced in the Budget by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, the Hon Mark Vaile MP.

Rex Lowers Discount Fares for Broken Hill
Tuesday, 1 May 2007
Regional Express (Rex) has lowered its discount fares on services to both Adelaide and Sydney from Broken Hill.

First of Rex New Aircraft Arrives in Wagga Wagga
Monday, 30 April 2007
The first of 25 Saab 340B Plus aircraft to join the Rex fleet arrived in Australia today.

Vaile Promotes Taree Air Service
Friday, 27 April 2007
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Mark Vaile, today encouraged residents of the Manning Valley to support the new air services provided by Regional Express airlines.

Rex Open Day: Saturday 28 April 2007
Friday, 27 April 2007
Regional Express (Rex) and Greater Taree City Council will co-host a special Rex Family Open Day this Saturday 28 April 2007 at Taree Airport.

Rex Joins Calls for Government Explanation on Why Qantas Awarded Defence Travel Contract without Tender
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex) has called on the government to stop insisting that Qantas remains on regional routes if they are not commercially viable for Qantas.

Regional Express to cease Olympic Dam services from 2 July 2007.
Wednesday, 11 April 2007
Regional Express (Rex) will discontinue its regular airline services between Adelaide and Olympic Dam from 2 July 2007.

Rex Calls On Government Not To Force Qantas To Remain In Regional Routes It Finds Unviable
Thursday, 8 March 2007
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex) has called on the government to stop insisting that Qantas remains on regional routes if they are not commercially viable for Qantas.

Rex Group Further Improves on Results
Tuesday, 27 February 2007
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) has announced further profit growth for the half year to 31 December 2006.

Rex Launches Direct Flights between Broken Hill and Sydney
Friday, 23 February 2007
Regional Express (Rex) will introduce a new direct service between Broken Hill and Sydney from 26 March 2007 effectively doubling seats and frequency as part of a renewed agreement with Broken Hill City Council.

Rex Reduces Fuel Surcharge
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
Australia’s largest regional airline Regional Express (Rex) announced today that it would be reducing its fuel surcharge to $24 per sector inclusive of GST.

Rex Takes Further Stake and Controlling Interest in Pel – Air
Wednesday, 3 January 2007
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) today announced it had acquired a further 25 percent holding in Pel – Air Pty Limited bringing its stake in the air freight and charter operator to 75 percent.

Vaile Congratulates Rex For Drought Assistance
Saturday, 23 December 2006
I would like to congratulate Rex on their philanthropic gift this Christmas of $1 million in travel to help those affected by the current drought.

Rex to Operate Grafton and Taree Services
Friday, 22 December 2006
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex) is to commence services linking Grafton and Taree with Sydney commencing Sunday 25 February 2007.

Rex Provides $1 Million Early Christmas Relief To Drought-Affected Communities
Thursday, 21 December 2006
Following last year’s drought relief programme of $0.5m, Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex), has again stepped up its efforts by allocating up to $1 million in travel on its services to assist communities affected by one of Australia’s worst droughts.

Rex Withdraws Plans to Increase Services After District Council's Decision
Wednesday, 20 December 2006
Following the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula’s refusal to co-invest with Regional Express (Rex) in enhancing Port Lincoln’s air services, Rex will not be introducing additional flights including the much requested early morning Port Lincoln to Adelaide service.

Rex Surprised At Portland Council's Flip Flop
Wednesday, 29 November 2006
In response to Glenelg Shire Council’s announcement today that the increase in charges at Portland Airport would not proceed as a means to entice Rex to maintain services, Rex has confirmed that it is unable now to reverse its decision.

Rex First Quarter Unaudited Profit Rise Sparks Increase in Forecast for Full Financial Year
Thursday, 16 November 2006
Regional Express Holdings Limited (“Rex”) today announced a first quarter rise in net profit and a revised profit guidance forecast for the full financial year 2007.

Rex Withdraws Portland Services Following Steep Increases in Airport Charges
Friday, 10 November 2006
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex), will cease serving Portland from the end of December 2006.

Rex Seeks More Apprentice Aircraft Engineers
Friday, 10 November 2006
Wagga Wagga based Regional Express (Rex) has advertised for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Apprentices for its aircraft engineering facility at Wagga Wagga Airport.

Rex and Melbourne Airport Reach Agreement
Thursday, 26 October 2006
Regional Express (Rex) announced that it has come to an agreement with Melbourne Airport over inbound security screening arrangements at Melbourne Airport.

Last Metro Flights for Rex in South Australia
Friday, 6 October 2006
This weekend marks the end of an era for Regional Express (Rex) with the last Metro operations in regular services by the airline.

Rex Boosts Seats to Burnie
Thursday, 5 October 2006
Regional Express (Rex) has increased flights and seats on the Burnie–Melbourne route from this coming Monday, 9 October. Speaking about the increased schedule, Rex Managing Director, Geoff Breust said the airline had reacted further to market demand by providing more seats and more flights with more convenient times.

Rex to Acquire 25 Latest Generation Saab 340B plus Aircraft
Thursday, 28 September 2006
Regional Express (Rex), the largest independent regional airline in Australia, will embark on a massive fleet modernisation and expansion programme involving the long term lease of 25 advanced 34 seat Saab 340B plus aircraft which will be supplied by Saab Aircraft Leasing over the next three years.

Rex Open Day: Saturday 23 September 2006
Thursday, 21 September 2006
Regional Express (Rex) and Wagga Wagga City Council (WWCC) will co-host a special Rex Family Open Day this Saturday 23 September 2006 at Wagga Wagga Airport.

Rex Welcomes Government's Airspace Initiative
Friday, 15 September 2006
Regional Express (Rex) welcomes an initiative for progressing Airspace Reform announced yesterday by the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, the Hon Warren Truss, MP.

Rex Group Profits Leap 140%
Friday, 15 September 2006
On 13 September, Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) announced the Group's results for the full Financial Year to 30 June 2006. The highlights of which are outlined below:

Immediate Taxi Pick-Up for Arriving Rex Passengers at Adelaide Airport
Wednesday, 6 September 2006
Regional Express (Rex) has confirmed that a specific taxi pick-up area for Rex’s Adelaide arriving passengers is now in place immediately in front of the arrival terminal.

Rex Sets the Record Straight on Sunshine Express Acquisition
Thursday, 31 August 2006
Regional Express (Rex) has reacted to repeated insinuations by Sunshine Express Airlines that its planned acquisition by Rex would not have been in the best interests of Sunshine Express staff.

Rex Terminates Deal with Sunshine Express
Thursday, 24 August 2006
Regional Express (Rex) announced today that the proposed acquisition of Brisbane based regional airline Sunshine Express would not proceed.

Truss Welcomes Proposed Rex – Sunshine Express Merger
Tuesday, 15 August 2006
Australian Government Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Warren Truss, today welcomed news that Regional Express and Sunshine Express will merge.

Regional Express to Acquire Sunshine Express
Monday, 14 August 2006
Regional Express Airlines (Rex) announced today that it has fast tracked discussions with Sunshine Express Airlines of Queensland to acquire its entire regional airline operation.

Rex Services - The Facts
Saturday, 12 August 2006
Regional Express (Rex) Managing Director Geoff Breust has responded to comments by Dr Watt about fares, seating availability and arrival conditions on its Port Lincoln – Adelaide services.

Burnie and Rex Enter Historic Partnership to Foster Air Services
Tuesday, 8 August 2006
Burnie City Council, Burnie Airport Corporation and Regional Express Airlines (Rex) have agreed to join forces in a special and historic partnership arrangement which will see Rex introduce more flights and a much improved schedule between Burnie Airport and Melbourne.

Rex Calls on Airports Association To Withdraw Comments
Thursday, 3 August 2006
Regional Express (Rex) has called on the Australian Airports Association (AAA) to withdraw comments made in “The Australian” on Monday 31 July about the company “brow beating airports into deep discounts for landing fees and in some cases demanding free of charge...”

Rex Finds Meaningful Way to Celebrate its Fourth Anniversary
Wednesday, 2 August 2006
Regional Express (Rex), Australia’s largest independent regional airline, keeps going from strength to strength and today celebrates its fourth birthday. To commemorate the occasion, Rex embarked on a special anniversary project with ‘Care Channels’ to create a unique gift for passengers while contributing to a greater mission.

Regional Express Increases Saab 340 Fleet
Monday, 17 July 2006
Regional Express and Saab Aircraft Leasing have reached an agreement covering five aircraft, which will see Rex add one leased Saab 340B plus extend its existing leases for four Saab 340B aircraft.

Saab Captain Max Langshaw retires after 32 years with Kendell and Rex
Friday, 14 July 2006
Regional Express (Rex) Saab Captain and number one pilot on the seniority list, Max Langshaw, will hand in his Rex wings today after 32 years, and more than 20, 000 flight hours. Rex flight ZL3263 departing Wagga Wagga for Melbourne at 12.40pm will be Max’s last as an Air Transport Pilot with Rex.

Seamless Arrivals for Rex Passengers at Adelaide Airport Commenced Today
Monday, 10 July 2006
New arrival procedures at Adelaide Airport commenced today for passengers of South Australia’s largest regional airline, Regional Express (Rex). The arrangements bypass the need for security screening of Adelaide arriving passengers, the climb up four flights of stairs and the long walk from the aircraft along the covered walkways and inside the terminal to collect bags and exit.

Key Coober Pedy Services Upgrade to Larger Saab Aircraft
Thursday, 6 July 2006
In less than a week after announcing additional services to Port Lincoln, Regional Express (Rex) continues to strengthen its commitment to regional South Australia. On 7 August Rex will upgrade key services between Adelaide and Coober Pedy from 19 seat Metro 23 aircraft to 34 seat Saab 340s.

Rex Supports Burnie
Monday, 3 July 2006
Regional Express (Rex) has confirmed its full commitment to the North West Coast and Burnie in particular.