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The Hon. Lara Giddings MP
Premier of Tasmania
Congratulations to Rex on reaching 10 years of flying this year.
As an island community Tasmania has some rare advantages and challenges, with access to and from the state being a critical issue for the Tasmanian economy. The emergence of Rex as a regional carrier has helped ensure access to Tasmania is maintained for residents and tourists alike.
The Tasmanian Government recognises that improved access is essential for the growth and development of our economy, and particularly the tourism industry.
With our increasing range of world class attractions coupled with our unique natural environment, Tasmania continues to offer a lot to interstate and international tourists. Through their services to Burnie and King Island, Rex provides choice to travelers heading to regional Tasmania for business or pleasure.
We are committed to working to deliver sustainable growth in air services to and from Tasmania as the ongoing availability of air services connecting Tasmania to the Australian mainland is a significant economy and social issue for our state.
Rex recognises that safe and reliable access to regional parts of Tasmania isn’t just important for tourism; it’s a fundamental requirement for the Tasmanian economy and community. Thank you Rex for your services to regional Tasmania and congratulations on your tenth anniversary.
The Hon. Ted Baillieu MLA
Premier of Victoria
I am delighted to congratulate Rex as it celebrates ten years of providing safe and reliable air transportation services to Victorians.
The commitment that Rex has shown over the years to the values of efficiency, simplicity and quality service is something of which every single member of the Rex team should be proud. The outstanding efforts of this team over the years have contributed to Rex’s recent expansion of routes linking Mildura, Sydney, Adelaide and Broken Hill.
These extra services bring great benefits to Victoria, not only for business, but also for tourism and for communities. Rex provides access to services for many regional areas in our State, and recent additional flight services build on the great success Rex has had over the past decade.
The Victorian Government was proud to assist with recent development by providing funding for the Mildura Airport Terminal redevelopment project.
The airline’s growth, along with its rating as the top performing Australian airline in 2012, as noted by Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine,is a well-deserved result of providing welcoming hospitality and reliable service, and that is a credit to the entire Rex team.
On behalf of the Victorian Government, I congratulate Rex on reaching this remarkable milestone, and wish everyone from Rex continuing success in the future.
The Hon. Campbell Newman MP
Premier of Queensland
The story of Regional Express, known as Rex, is an inspirational one. Out of the ashes of the Ansett collapse in 2001 this new entity emerged. In just 10 years since its formation, Rex has grown to be Australia’s largest independently-owned regional airline.
In Queensland, Rex has been operating in the north and north west since 2009, benefiting remote rural communities.
Rex has helped stimulate economic growth in many of these communities through Fly-In/Fly-Out services to mining operations. It’s a strong supporter of local communities through regular sponsorship of regional events.
My government values the contribution Rex makes to the Queensland economy and to our society and I thank the company for that.
Its reputation for excellence has spread far beyond our shores.
Last year, for the third consecutive year, Rex was ranked as the World’s Top Performing Regional Airline by Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine.
I congratulate Rex on its tenth anniversary. I’m sure there will be plenty of achievements to celebrate for many years to come
The Hon. Jay Weatherill MP
Premier of South Australia
South Australia is on the cusp of an exciting new chapter in our history. We have an unprecedented $109 billion in major projects planned for the state and many of these projects are in regional areas.
Through regular commercial airline passenger services across South Australia, Rex is helping our State leverage the benefits of these projects, while creating opportunities for our communities.
Rex has a network of eight regional airports linking to South Australia and transports workers, potential investors and tourists to destinations such as Kangaroo Island, renowned as one of the world’s most popular eco-tourism destinations.
By flying to Port Lincoln, Australia’s biggest combined agricultural and fishing centre, as well as Whyalla and Coober Pedy, hubs of world-class mining and exploration activities, Rex is helping to showcase and support our key industries.
Rex’s South Australian network provides more than 30 per cent of the company’s national market share and makes an important contribution to the economic development of our State.
I congratulate Rex on 10 years of operation and look forward to us working together for South Australia’s future.