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Rex Celebrates Inaugural Service Between Melbourne and Canberra

Rex completed their inaugural flight between Melbourne and Canberra on Thursday afternoon (June 24th). The carrier is offering one-way fares on the route for $69, which according to Rex is a fraction of the price charged by competitors.

Rex Boeing 737-800NG - Courtesy Rex

On Thursday (June 24, 2021), Rex announced the launch of inaugural service between Melbourne and Canberra, which landed in the national capital on Thursday afternoon. One-way fares on the route are available for $69, which according to the carrier are only a fraction of what the competition charges. Rex is committed to helping rebuild the economy from the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic by offering fares that give people a reason to travel and spend. At only $69, Rex states that the one-way fare between Melbourne and Canberra is less than a bus ticket. The route will be operated with a Boeing 737-800NG, adding up to 200,000 seats annually. The new service to Canberra complements the airline’s existing service from Melbourne to Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast.

In Thursday’s announcement, Rex’s Deputy Chairman, The Hon. John Sharp AM, said,

“Today’s commencement of Rex flights between Melbourne and Canberra with our $69 fares demonstrates our determination to drive down the cost of air travel and grow markets despite the most challenging of times.”

The $69 fare includes free checked baggage and complimentary onboard refreshments. Rex prides itself on being a full-service airline built on the bedrock of country-style hospitality. The carrier offers three classes of service including Business Class, ‘Rextra’ Legroom and Economy Class. Business Class fares on the Melbourne-Canberra route start at $249. Rex also offers 45 weekly return services between Sydney and Canberra, which was launched on April 19th, with fares from $99.00. Additionally, Rex states that they are the only Australian airline offering a COVID-19 Refund Policy for new bookings that guarantees a full refund for gusts impacted by pandemic-related cancellations, schedule changes, border closures and travel restrictions.

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 61 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.

Source: Rex


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