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Year 2011


Rex Response to Sydney Airport Plans
Monday, December 5, 2011
Following the release of Sydney Airport's plans to separate out the usage of the 3 terminals between the Qantas group and the Virgin group, Rex says that it has not received sufficient details on the plan to be able to provide an informed opinion on the impact on regional aviation.

Rex Selected as ”Best Regional Airline” in Australian Traveller Readers' Choice Awards
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) has been voted by the Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Survey as the “Best Regional Airline”.

Mobile Phone Combustion
Friday, November 25, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) flight ZL319 operating from Lismore to Sydney today had an occurrence after landing, when a passenger’s mobile phone started emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow.

Rex First Airline to be Approved by CASA as “Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation”
Monday, November 7, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) is today proud to be the first organisation in Australia to receive the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval under the new Part 42 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) as a "Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation".

Rex Launches Newcastle Services
Friday, October 28, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) today officially launched its Newcastle services jointly with Newcastle Airport Limited (NAL) in a ceremony held at Newcastle Airport.

Rex Subsidiary Pel-Air Aviation Awarded Australian Defense Force Contract
Monday, October 10, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) today announce that wholly owned subsidiary Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd (Pel-Air) has been awarded a 3 year contract by the Commonwealth of Australia (Commonwealth) for the provision of jet aircraft services to support Australian Defence Force (ADF) training following the tender exercise conducted by the Commonwealth.

Rex to Commence Newcastle Services
Friday, September 30, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that it will commence* Newcastle to Sydney and Newcastle to Ballina / Byron services 7 days a week from Sunday, 30 October 2011.

Rex Announces FY2011 Full Year Results
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Regional Express Holdings (Rex) today released its full year results with Group Profit Before Tax (PBT) declining some 8% to $24.1M and a steeper decline in Profit After Tax of 28.5% due to the discontinuation of tax incentives set in place the prior FY.

Alpha Aviation Group UAE & AAPA Commences Training for First Batch of Overseas Cadets
Monday, August 8, 2011
The Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA), a subsidiary of Regional Express, jointly with Alpha Aviation Group UAE (AAG UAE), a joint-venture company of Alpha Aviation Group (AAG) and Air Arabia, today commenced the training of the first United Arab Emirates (UAE) cadet pilots intake on the flying component of the new ICAO Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL). The cadet pilots are being trained for Air Arabia, the first and largest low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa.

Rex Ranked Top Performing Regional Carrier for Third Consecutive Year
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) has again been ranked as the world’s Top Performing Regional Airline by the authoritative Aviation Week and Space Technology (AWST) for the third consecutive year, ahead of American regional giants Skywest Inc., Pinnacle Airlines and Republic Airways.

Government Measures will Decimate Regional Air Services
Monday, July 11, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) today expressed its strong disappointment at the recently announced carbon tax on regional air services.

Rex Cautions Regional Councils Against Ceding Control of Its Airports
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) has today responded to recent media articles relating to Adelaide Airport’s interest in controlling 7 regional South Australian airports as well as Broken Hill in Western NSW.

Rex Corrects Minister Albanese
Monday, June 20, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) objects to the spurious allegations by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, that were made in Parliament on 14 June 2011 as well as to the media on 16 June 2011 (ABC North Coast news).

David Davis MP - Take off for Victoria's new air ambulance planes
Friday, June 17, 2011
Victoria's fixed fleet of wing air ambulances have been upgraded with the arrival of four new planes to respond to medical emergencies and patient transport across the state.

Retirement of Directors
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) announces the impending retirement of its Managing Director Jim Davis, with effect from 1 July 2011. Mr Davis will remain a member of the Board as an independent director.

Warren Truss - Rex's Sydney and Melbourne Routes in Doubt
Thursday, June 2, 2011
In a damning indictment of the damage Gillard government policies are inflicting on Australia’s aviation sector, Regional Express (Rex) has announced that it may be forced to axe another seven of its routes to and from Sydney and Melbourne over the next 12 months.

Rex Announces Third Quarter Results for FY2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Rex Announces Third Quarter Results for FY2011

Rex Purchases Five Saab 340B Aircraft
Friday, May 6, 2011
Regional Express (Rex), the largest independent regional airline in Australia, have concluded the purchase of five Saab 340B aircraft from Saab Aircraft Leasing.

Rex Provides Profit Guidance
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) has today released its first profit guidance for FY11. Rex expects its full year Profit Before Tax to be in the region of $23.5 million, 10% down from the previous year's result of $26.2 million.

Rex Announces Improved Merimbula Schedule
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) today announced an improved Merimbula flight schedule that will see enhancements to both the Melbourne and Sydney services with effect from Monday 21 March 2011.

Rex Announces Improved Moruya to Sydney Schedule
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) today announced an improved Moruya to Sydney schedule with effect from Monday 21 March 2011.

Rex Announces Half-Year Results for FY11, New COO & Board Changes
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Rex Announces Half-Year Results for FY11, New COO & Board Changes

Rex Leads On Time Performance in 2010
Friday, February 18, 2011
Regional Express (Rex) has come out on top for flights departing on time and has the lowest cancellation rates for the year ended December 2010 according to the Statistical Report on Domestic Airline On Time Performance 2010 released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE).

Michael McCormack - Regional Passengers Just As Important
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack called on Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese to provide stability for Regional Airlines.

ACCC - ACCC Issues Annual Report on Airport Performance
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has submitted its annual Airport monitoring report on Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney airports for 2009-10 to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, the Hon. David Bradbury MP.

Rex to Offer Aid to Those Affected by the Queensland Flood
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Rex to Offer Aid to Those Affected by the Queensland Flood