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Year 2016


Rex Applauds Government Decision on Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting Services
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) today praised the recent announcement by the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, The Hon. Darren Chester MP outlining a number of changes to improve Aviation Rescue and Fire Fighting Services (ARFFS) regulatory arrangements at Australian airports.

Rex Calls on Government to Regulate Regional Airports
Friday, November 11, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) today calls urgently on the Turnbull Government to regulate regional airports following many instances of local Government (council) attempts to increase regional airport charges by ridiculous amounts.

Mornington Island Airport Main Runway Closed Due to Runway Works
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Mornington Shire Council (MSC) is closing the main runway at Mornington Island airport to undertake extensive runway works. The main runway will be closed from Thursday 10 November 2016 until Friday 9 December 2016, with the end date of the works being subject to change. The Rex services to/from Mornington Island will therefore be cancelled during this period.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Ban on Rex Flights
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Effective immediately, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 device is prohibited for carriage onboard Regional Express (Rex) flights due to safety concerns.

Rex Improves Cairns Townsville Service
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) has today announced the introduction of an improved flight schedule between Cairns and Townsville from 24 October 2016.

Rex Expands Cairns to Bamaga Services
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) and the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council (NPARC) today announced the expansion of Rex’s direct Bamaga - Cairns services to include an additional Sunday non-stop service commencing Sunday October 30.

Rex Welcomes Developments in CASA
Monday, August 29, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) today described the decision by the Board of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to accept the resignation of its CEO as a further step towards reforming the aviation regulatory body.

Rex Releases Full Year FY15/16 Results
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Regional Express (Rex) Group today announced its full financial year 2016 (FY15/16) results.

Rex Sets Orange Performance Record Straight
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) is today releasing its performance record on the Sydney Orange route in response to careless comments made by Orange city councillors on the reliability of Rex’s services and insinuations that the cancellation of services were driven by commercial reasons rather than operational reasons.

Rex Applauds the Federal Government's Position on Access to Sydney Airport for Regional Airlines
Monday, June 6, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) applauds the federal government on its decision to ensure that continued access to Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport remains in place for regional airlines and the New South Wales regional communities that rely on the essential transport link.

Rex Celebrates 2 Years in Armidale
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) will be celebrating two years of services into Armidale with a breakfast to be held at Armidale Regional Airport on Friday, 20 May 2016.

Rex Applauds TAAAF Aviation Policy 2016 and calls on Government for Urgent Action
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) applauds The Australian Aviation Associations Forum (TAAAF) for the development and release of its Aviation Policy 2016.

Rex Selected for Whole of Australian Government Air Travel Services Panel
Monday, May 2, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) has been selected by the Australian Government as one of 18 domestic and international airlines appointed to the air travel services panel to provide scheduled air services for the Whole of Australian Government (WoAG).

Rex Launches Snowy Mountains Air Services
Monday, March 21, 2016
Regional Express (Rex), in partnership with Snowy Mountains Airport Corporation Pty Ltd (SMAC), will officially launch its Snowy Mountains (Cooma) to Sydney Regular Public Transport (RPT) services in a ceremony held at the Snowy Mountains Airport on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

Media Release - Rex Commences Services in WA
Friday, February 26, 2016
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex), will commence services in Western Australia (WA) for the first time on 28 February 2016.

Rex Releases First Half FY15/16 Results
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Regional Express (Rex) Group today announced its first half financial year 2016 (FY15/16) results.

Rex Releases Additional Snowy Mountains Winter Services
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) has released additional winter services between Sydney and the Snowy Mountains (Cooma) between 10 June 2016 and 2 October 2016.

Rex Resumes Flights to Mornington Island
Friday, January 15, 2016
Regional Express (Rex) will resume flights to Mornington Island airport from today under a charter substitution arrangement approved late yesterday by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Mornington Island Airport Temporary Closure to Rex flights
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Mornington Island airport has been temporarily closed to all aircraft above 5,700 kg due to runway unserviceability. This means that most aircraft above 10 seats, including the Regional Express (Rex) 34-seat Saab 340, will not be able to land there. In addition, there is a restriction on the runway length that can be used which even excludes some of the smaller aircraft.

Rex to purchase airport hangar
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Wagga Wagga City Council and Regional Express (Rex) are pleased to announce they have reached a Sale of Assets Agreement in relation to the hangar at the Wagga Wagga Regional Airport.