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Year 2021


Rex Melbourne-Canberra Update
Friday, June 11, 2021
Rex today announced it had been forced to further delay the launch flights between Melbourne and Canberra until Thursday, June 24.

Rex Acquires Boeing 737 Simulator
Friday, June 11, 2021
Rex today announced the acquisition of a Boeing 737 Full Flight Simulator (B737 FFS) from Boeing US Training & Flight Services L.L.C. The B737 FFS satisfies the Qualification Level D requirements promulgated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and will be used for type ratings, recurrent training and proficiency checks. It is also certified for Upset Recovery Training (UPRT) and can be configured for a number of variants of the B737, including B737-800, B737-700 and B737 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

Rex Melbourne-Canberra Route Update
Friday, June 4, 2021
Rex today announced a short delay with the commencement of servicing the Melbourne to Canberra route due to the extended lockdown in the Victorian capital. The new Rex Boeing 737-800NG jet service between Melbourne and Canberra which was due to begin next Thursday (June 10), will now commence on the Friday of the following week (June 18).

Rex COVID Refund Guarantee
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Rex today publicised its COVID Refund Guarantee in full-page newspaper advertisements in Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra to reinforce the airline’s refund policy.

ASIC Infringement Notice
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Rex has received an ASIC Infringement Notice alleging that Rex contravened section 674(2) of the Corporations Act in the period from 11 May 2020 to 12 May 2020 inclusive by failing to lodge material information with ASX prior to informing the public as required under ASX Listing Rules 3.1.

Rex Launches Melbourne-Canberra Flights
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Rex today announced it would begin flying between Melbourne and Canberra from June 10, operating a twice-daily return service on a Boeing 737-800NG jet.

Rex Successful In Appeal Against Recusal Decision
Monday, May 17, 2021
Rex announces that it has been successful in an appeal against the decision of Deputy President Boyce of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) not to recuse himself for a hearing between Rex and its employee.

Rex Welcomes Watchdog Scrutiny On Capacity Dumping
Monday, May 10, 2021
Rex today applauded the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) move to scrutinise massive capacity dumping on both domestic and regional air routes.

Rex Offers Airfares Cheaper than a Bus Ticket
Monday, May 3, 2021
Rex today unveiled an incredible $39 fare between Sydney and Melbourne (Tullamarine), the lowest fare the two capital cities have ever seen for full-service flights. This unprecedented offer is even cheaper than the cost of catching a bus between the two capital cities and will be valid for travel till 28 August.

Rex Jet Fleet Continues to Grow
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Rex has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-800 NG, the sixth to join the airline’s growing fleet of jet aircraft. The 737, with the registration VH-RYU, touched down in Sydney after emerging from the lessor’s paint facility adorned in the distinctive Rex livery. Rex has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-800NG, the sixth to join the airline’s growing fleet of jet aircraft.

Rex Flights To Boost Canberra’s Economy By $191 Million
Monday, April 19, 2021
The launch today of flights between Sydney and Canberra will provide a direct annual economic boost of nearly $200 million to the national capital, according to data analysis by respected public policy evaluation and consultancy firm, Urbis.

Rex's New Canberra Lounge
Friday, April 16, 2021
Rex today announced that it had concluded an agreement with Canberra Airport for the temporary use of the former International Lounge from next Monday, April 19.

Adelaide Joins Rex Domestic Jet Network
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Rex jet flights between Melbourne and Adelaide began today heralding a new era for competition on the route with special one-way launch fares from just $55. The inaugural Boeing 737-800NG flight was met by government leaders, airport executives and the Hon John Sharp AM, the airline’s Deputy Chairman.

Rex to Launch Canberra Flights
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Rex today announced the airline would fly between Canberra and Sydney from April 19 next month with fares from just $99 one way.

Rex Pledges Support for Port Macquarie
Monday, March 22, 2021
Rex today announced it would provide emergency assistance to flood-ravaged Port Macquarie just days ahead of the airline’s launch of flights to the regional city on 28 March. Rex has advised the Mayor, Peta Pinson, that it will allocate a budget of $500,000 for Council to use at its discretion for purchase of flights on Rex to benefit local residents affected by the deluge, as well as to benefit organisations involved in relief and recovery efforts.

Rex Restores Key Regional Routes
Monday, March 22, 2021
Rex today announced it will continue to operate several routes which had been earlier earmarked for closure at the end of this month. This follows the unexpected decision by the Federal Government to continue the Regional Aviation Network Support (RANS) program until end September 2021. The five affected routes are from Sydney to Bathurst, Cooma, Lismore and Grafton; and Adelaide to Kangaroo Island.

Rex Thru-Fares Brings Significant Benefits to Regional Australia
Friday, March 19, 2021
To celebrate the commencement and expansion of Rex’s domestic services, Rex has introduced special thru-fares connecting Rex’s vast regional network with its new domestic routes.

Rex subsidiary Pel-Air takes delivery of second aircraft for NSW Air Ambulance Service
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Rex announces that its subsidiary, Pel-Air, has taken delivery of the second of five Beechcraft King Air 350 aircraft for the NSW Ambulance Air Ambulance service, commencing operations in January 2022.

Rex Announces Additions to Boeing 737 Fleet
Monday, March 8, 2021
Rex has taken delivery of two more Boeing 737-800NGs from its lessor on 26 February 2021, after the aircraft’s scheduled heavy maintenance checks at the lessor’s designated engineering facility. With the addition of these two aircraft, Rex now has a fleet of four 737-800NGs on its AOC.

Rex Expands Domestic Jet Services
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Easter comes early for Adelaide and the Gold Coast as they have been chosen by Rex to receive domestic jet services just in time for the Easter rush.

Rex Reveals New Regional Network Strategy
Monday, February 22, 2021
Rex announces that it will embark on a major revamp of its regional route network in response to aggressive predatory moves by Qantas into thin regional routes serviced by Rex.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Rex has announced that the Western Australian Government has granted Rex an extension on its current deed of agreement to operate the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance routes until 30 June 2023.

Rex Announces $49 Fares for Sydney to Melbourne
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
To celebrate the launch of Rex’s domestic jet services between Sydney and Melbourne, Rex is offering never seen before business class fares for just $199 and economy fares at an unbelievable $49.

Rex Shareholders Endorse PAG Investment Deal
Friday, January 29, 2021
Rex shareholders have overwhelmingly endorsed the airline’s investment deal with PAG to fund its domestic operations, starting on March 1.

Rex Celebrates Australia Day In Sydney With Flypast
Monday, January 25, 2021
In celebration of Australia Day, Rex will be conducting a flypast over Sydney Harbour and its beaches in one of its Boeing 737-800NGs sporting its new Rex livery.

Rex Refreshes Uniform For Domestic Launch
Saturday, January 23, 2021
As Rex’s inaugural domestic services between Sydney and Melbourne fast approach, Rex today unveils its refreshed cabin crew uniforms.

Rex's Commitment to COVID Refunds
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Rex today reiterates its commitment to refund all tickets for flights affected by COVID-19, as the Nation experiences further restrictions and State border closures.

Rex Supports National Cabinet Mandating Of Face Masks Onboard
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Rex has offered its full support of National Cabinet’s decision to make face masks mandatory on all Australian domestic and international flights.

Rex Condemns Malicious Rumour from its Detractors
Monday, January 4, 2021
Rex is setting the record straight with regard to an inaccurate article in a daily newspaper captioned “Rex seeking to employ overseas pilots to fly domestic routes”.