Express Holdings Limited
Australiawide Airlines Limited, Regional
Express Holdings Limited was incorporated
on 12 February 2002, and is listed
on the ASX. It is the holding company
of the subsidiaries.
Express Pty Limited
known as Australian Express Airlines
Pty Limited, this arm was incorporated
on 11 July 2002. It holds the assets
and operates the business of the
airline Regional Express (Rex). It
also holds the Air Operator’s Certificate
to conduct the company’s
airline and charter activities as
well as the Certificate of Approval
to undertake aircraft and aircraft
component maintenance and overhaul.
Link Pty Limited was established in 1971 as an aircraft charter operation based in Dubbo, NSW. It commenced regular passenger air services in 1991, and had operated services linking the NSW regional towns of Bourke, Cobar, Coonamble, Walgett and Lightning Ridge to Dubbo and Sydney and services between Mudgee and Sydney. This was discontinued in Dec 2008 and it continues to provide passenger charter services. In August 2014, Air Link began operating some regular passenger air services on the Sydney to Dubbo and Dubbo to Broken Hill routes. Rex acquired 100% of Air Link’s shares and business activities including its fleet of nine aircraft on the 30th November 05. Air Link continues to operate as a separate entity in the Rex Group.
Freight & Charter Pty Limited
Hazelton Air Charter Pty Limited,
this subsidiary was incorporated
on 22 June 1994. It is the company
which holds the 100 percent investment
shareholding in Pel-Air Aviation
||Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd
(Pel-Air) was incorporated in 1984 and has evolved to become a successful and leading air charter company with a niche in overnight Air Freight, specialist services to the Australian Defence Force and medical evacuation services.
Pel-Air became a wholly owned subsidiary of Rex in June 2007.
Pel-Air now employs about 100 personnel with operational and maintenance facilities at Brisbane QLD, Nowra NS W and Essendon VIC. Furthermore there are crew based in Townsville and Mackay QLD.
Pel-Air was restructured between 2008 and 2011 and it now specialises in the following market segments:
• Defence and government related aviation support operations
• Aero-medical services for Ambulance Victoria
• Fly in/fly out charter services
• Express freight services
• Air Tours charter services
Pel-Air Aviation currently has 11 jet and seven turbo prop aircraft in its fleet, making it one of the larger independent operators of Corporate Jet and Turbo-prop aircraft in Australia.
Investment Holdings Pty Limited
on 10 July 2002, this subsidiary
known as Country Express Pty Limited is
currently dormant. It is planned
that Regional Investment Holdings Pty Limited will be the Company
to hold investments, including any
overseas investment, that may take
place from time to time.
Australian Airline Pilot Academy
The Australian Airline Pilot Academy was established to offer an intensive training program that enables students to graduate with a Commercial Pilots Licence, a Multi Engine Rating and a Command Instrument rating amongst other training programs to cater to the needs of the parent company as well as other airlines. Originally located in Mangalore, Victoria, it re-located to Wagga Wagga in April 2009 where it will be based permanently.