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Year 2013


Rex will apply for Brindabella's Revoked Licensed Routes
Friday, December 20, 2013
In response to the Transport for NSW announcement that Brindabella Airlines’ NSW licensed routes will be revoked and made available to new operators under a transitional arrangement up until 21 March 2014, the Regional Express (Rex) Group announced today its intention to apply for the Moree, Cobar and Mudgee routes.

Rex Prepares to Service Brindabella Routes
Thursday, December 19, 2013
In response to urgent community and State Members' appeals, Regional Express (Rex) announced today that it had begun preparations to place several of Brindabella Airlines’ NSW ports onto its Air Operating Certificate (AOC).

Brindabella in Administration - A Wake-Up Call
Monday, December 16, 2013
As forewarned by Regional Express (Rex), aviation in Australia is in dire straits today after six years of neglect and oppressive policies by the Federal Labor Government. Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tiger are all expected to suffer heavy losses this financial year but it is regional aviation in particular that is in danger of an irreversible terminal decline as it does not have the deep pockets needed to survive the current environment.

Rex Selected as Best Australian Regional Airline in Australian Traveller Readers' Choice Awards
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) has been voted by the Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Survey as the “Best Australian Regional Airline” for the second time.

Rex Refutes Brindabella's Baseless Allegations
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Brindabella’s commercial manager James Blake's comment in the Central Western Daily article ‘Cloud hangs over airline’s future’ of 3 December that Rex raised its fares on the Orange route since the cessation of Brindabella's services is unsubstantiated, irresponsible and defamatory. Rex has not raised its fares since 1 July 2012, well before Brindabella entered the Sydney to Orange route in February 2013.

Rex Welcomes Coalition's Policy for Aviation
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) welcomes the Plan for Aviation (reproduced below) released by the Leader of the Nationals and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Warren Truss on 30 August 2013, and urges Labor to similarly state its position before the election.

Rex Remains Australia's Most Profitable Airline Group for Second Year Running
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) today released its full financial year results ending 30 June 2013 with a Profit Before Tax of $19.2 million, making Rex the most profitable listed airline group in Australia.

Rex Purchases Aircraft Spares Package from Pinnacle Airlines
Monday, July 8, 2013
The Regional Express Group (Rex) today announced that it has purchased the entire Saab 340 spare parts holdings from Pinnacle Airlines in the USA.

Rex Purchases Seven Saab 340B Plus Aircraft
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that it has purchased seven latest generation Saab 340Bplus aircraft. The aircraft were originally operating in the Rex fleet under a lease which expired on 2 July 2013. The acquisition was funded by Rex’s operating cash flows.

Latest update on Merimbula Airport Works
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) has received notification from Merimbula airport that the airport will remain closed until mid afternoon on Friday 5 July 2013.

Rex Ranked Best Performing Airline in Asia-Pacific, Second Best in World
Monday, July 1, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) has been ranked as the Top Performing Airline in the Asia-Pacific region by the authoritative Aviation Week and Space Technology (AW&ST) in its annual ranking of the top performing listed airlines in the world.

Rex Applauds Extension of Declaration
Monday, June 24, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) applauds the Government’s newly issued Declaration under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010, which continues the established access and reasonable pricing arrangements for regional airlines at Sydney Airport.

Rex's Response to Sydney Airport Plan
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) welcomes the firm and unequivocal commitment to maintain the current access arrangements for regional airlines at Sydney Airport in the Preliminary Draft Master Plan released by Sydney Airport today.

Rex Acquires Flight Simulator
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) is pleased to announce the acquisition of a SAAB 340 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) from FlightSafety International.

Rex Applauds RAAA Initiative
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) has praised the Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) for the development of a policy document that highlights the most critical regional aviation issues.

RAAA - RAAA Regional Aviation Policy Call for Action
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA) launched its pre –election regional aviation policies at the regional aviation summit held at Parliament house Canberra on 19 March.

Rex Redeploys Dubbo Services
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) has today announced that it will redeploy services from the Dubbo to Sydney route to the Wagga Wagga to Sydney route with effect from April 2013.

Luke Hartsuyker MP - Gillard Government policies hitting Rex hard
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Gillard Government is undermining the viability of key aviation routes on the North Coast with the Carbon Tax and red tape hitting regional carrier Rex hard, Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker said today.

Dubbo Mayor Not Committed to Finding Solution
Thursday, February 28, 2013
At the initiative of the Regional Express (Rex) Executive Chairman, a meeting was held today with the Mayor of Dubbo to explore solutions to the deadlock on the security screening charges issue at Dubbo airport.

Rex First Half Financial Results: Federal Government Policies Decimating Regional Aviation
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Regional Express (Rex) Group today announced its first half FY12/13 results with Profit Before Tax of $12.5 million on a turnover of $135 million.

Rex Condemns Dubbo Council Decision
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) condemns Dubbo City Council’s (DCC’s) decision yesterday to screen and charge Rex passengers at Dubbo airport for screening services that are not legally required under the Federal Air Transport Safety Regulations.

Warren Truss - Security Screening Charges Causing Concern
Monday, February 25, 2013
NATIONALS leader and Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Warren Truss has expressed concern that some airports are seeking to impose security screening charges on smaller regional aircraft which are not required to be screened under Australian government law.

RAAA - Security Screening at Regional Airports
Monday, February 18, 2013
The RAAA supports Rex's call for local councils operating airfields with Regular Public Transport (RPT) to understand and further apply fairly the federal rules covering airport security screening.

Dubbo City Council Reportedly Lied to NSW Deputy Premier
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Regional Express (Rex) expresses serious concerns over the reported lies and misinformation provided by Dubbo City Council to Deputy Premier of NSW Andrew Stoner with regards to security screening at Dubbo airport.