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Year 2017


Rex Responds to Relaxation of Visa Requirments for Foreign Pilots
Friday, December 29, 2017
Following yesterday’s announcement that visa regulations will be relaxed to allow foreign pilots into Australia on two-year work visas, Regional Express (Rex) has welcomed the initiative as a positive step forward but does not believe the two-year work visa will be sufficient to attract experienced commercial pilots given the worldwide shortage facing the industry.

Rex Selected as Preferred Tenderer for Perth – Carnavon and Monkey Mia Route
Thursday, December 21, 2017
The West Australian (WA) Government has today announced Rex as the preferred tenderer for the regulated Perth to Carnarvon / Monkey Mia route.

Broken Hill - Sydney Community Fare Scheme Extended to Adelaide
Monday, December 18, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that it has, in partnership with Broken Hill City Council, introduced a $139 Community Fare between Broken Hill and Adelaide.

Rex Exits Taree - Sydney Route
Friday, December 15, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) has today announced that it will exit the Taree to Sydney route with the last service operating on Saturday 27 January 2018.

Australian Airline Pilot Academy celebrates 10 Year Anniversary and Pilot Graduation
Monday, December 11, 2017
The Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Regional Express (Rex) based in Wagga Wagga NSW, will today commemorate its 10 year anniversary with a special ceremony to coincide with the graduation of the 21st cohort of Rex Cadet Pilots and a Vietnamese cadet, destined for Vietnam Airlines.

Rex and Burnie Airport Corporation Introduce $129.00 Community Fare
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) and Burnie Airport Corporation (BAC) have entered into a milestone five year partnership agreement which has resulted in the introduction of a “Rex Community Fare” until 30 June 2022.

Rex Named Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) has been recognised by CAPA Centre for Aviation as the Asia Pacific Regional Airline of the Year for 2017.

Rex Gulf Route to Service Karumba under 12 Month Trial
Monday, October 30, 2017
Under a 12 month trial approved by the Queensland Government’s Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), Regional Express (Rex) will operate one return Gulf route flight via Karumba with effect from Tuesday 31 October 2017. This follows an earlier three month Government approved trial that operated between April and June this year.

Rex Releases New Snowy Mountains Schedule
Friday, October 6, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) has released its core flight schedule for the Snowy Mountains (Cooma) to Sydney route which will operate throughout the upcoming summer.

Rex Redeploys Proposed Merimbula Improvements to Moruya
Friday, September 22, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that it will redeploy the proposed flight schedule improvements for the Merimbula to Sydney route over to the Moruya to Sydney route. Rex will also not proceed with plans to expand the Merimbula to Melbourne service.

Rex Launches Port Augusta Services
Friday, September 8, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) will launch its new air service between Port Augusta and Adelaide on Monday 11 September 2017.

Rex FY1617 Results Announcement
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The Regional Express (Rex) Group today announced a quadrupling of profits for Financial Year 2017 (FY17).

Rex Response to Regional Airport Security Concerns
Friday, August 4, 2017
The safety and security of our customers is paramount to our airline and Rex abides by all regulations as prescribed by the relevant governing authorities.

New flight connections for Port Augusta as Rex expands air services
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Three new round-trip flights will operate each week to Port Augusta from September after Regional Express was awarded the route licence to operate passenger air services.

Cheaper Airfares Cemented for Albany and Esperance
Friday, July 7, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) and the City of Albany have entered into a milestone three year partnership agreement that will see the continuation of the Rex Community Fare through until 30 June 2020. This follows a similar agreement made with the Shire of Esperance which was signed in May.

Rex Response to Pilot Fatigue Article
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) would like to respond to the article, ‘Pilots fight for better fatigue management rules for sake of air safety’ published in The Daily Telegraph on 18 June 2017.

Rex Announces Improved Port Lincoln to Adelaide Schedule
Monday, June 26, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) today announced an improved Port Lincoln to Adelaide flight schedule with effect from Monday, 17 July 2017.

Rex Revises Profit Guidance
Thursday, June 1, 2017
The Regional Express (Rex) Board has reviewed the financial results of the first 10 months of Financial Year 2017 of the Rex Group at its Board meeting of 1st June 2017 and accordingly wishes to revise the profit guidance given at the release of its half yearly results on 28 Feb 2017.

Rex and Shire of Esperance Enter Three Year Partnership
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) and the Shire of Esperance have entered into a milestone three year partnership agreement that will see the continuation of the Rex community fare through until 30 June 2020.

Rex and AAPA Celebrate Graduation of First Group of Vietnamese Cadet Pilots
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) will tomorrow celebrate the graduation of the first group of Vietnamese cadets trained at its pilot academy, the Australian Airline Pilot Academy (AAPA) in Wagga Wagga, NSW.

Broken Hill Community Takes Advantage of Rex Community Fare
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) has today provided an update regarding the recently introduced Rex community-fare.

Rex Warns Against New Visa Ruling
Friday, April 28, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) has today warned the Federal Government that its new ruling on professional work visas will gravely affect essential air services to regional Australia.

Flight ZL768 Propeller Found
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) has been advised today by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) that that the propeller assembly that separated from an aircraft operating Flight ZL768 on Friday 17 March 2017 has been found in the Georges River National Park about 18 km from Sydney Airport by the NSW Police Force Airwing (PolAir).

Australian and New Zealand Airlines to Form New Aviation Industry Group
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region.

Rex Celebrates 1st Anniversary in WA
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) is today celebrating its first year of Western Australian (WA) operations.

Rex First Half FY16/17 Operational Results Jump 88%
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The Regional Express (Rex) Group today announced its first half financial year 2017 (1H FY17) results.

Rex Responds to Proposed Upgrade of Mount Gambier Airport
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Regional Express (Rex) would like to respond to recent articles published in The Border Watch on 15 February 2017 & 17 February 2017 in regards to the proposed upgrade of Mount Gambier airport.