Rex and Delta Air Lines to Enter Commercial Interline Partnership
Rex and Delta Air Lines have signed a Letter of Intent confirming their intention to enter a ‘definitive commercial agreement’. The agreement will provide reciprocal interline ticketing and baggage service to customers of both airline and is expected to begin Q3 2022.
On Monday (May 2, 2022), Rex announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Delta Airlines to provide reciprocal interline ticketing and baggage services from the third quarter of 2022. Under the agreement, Rex’s guests will be able to seamlessly connect on Delta’s daily direct flights between Sydney and Los Angeles, increasing to 10 flights weekly from December 18, 2022, to nearly 50 U.S. cities with Delta Air Lines. Delta operates over 4,000 daily flights to more than 275 destinations across six continents, and carriers up to 200 million passengers annually.
In Monday’s announcment, Rex’s Deputy Chairman, the Honorable John Sharp AM, said,
“This is a milestone moment for Rex and our passengers. Rex is delighted to forge a partnership with America’s most awarded airline. Our tie-up with Delta will help boost the post-COVID return of long-haul international travel. Delta will not only connect international travellers on Rex’s trunk domestic routes, but could also allow them easy access to Rex’s expansive network of over 60 routes throughout regional Australia.”
Also commenting on the upcoming interline partnership, Delta Air Lines’ Vice President – Alliance Partner Development, Jeff Arinder, added,
“Rex will be a valued partner that will bring additional connectivity and geographic reach to both airlines. We look forward to welcoming more customers to our flights from Sydney to the U.S. and providing a world-class customer experience in the air and on the ground.”
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline. The carrier operates a fleet of 60 Saab 340s and six Boeing 737-800NGs, serving 62 destinations throughout all Australian states. The Rex Group also includes wholly-owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (an airfreight aeromedical and charter operator) as well as two pilot academies, Australia Airline Pilot Academy in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.