Rex Completes ‘Golden Triangle’ Strategy With New Service Between Sydney and Brisbane
With today’s inaugural service from Sydney to Brisbane, Rex has completed their ‘Golden Triangle’ strategy, linking Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Australia’s busiest aviation routes.
On Monday (December 20, 2021), Rex announced the launch of inaugural service between Sydney and Brisbane which departed this afternoon. The flight, ZL352, was sent off by Rex Ambassador and former Federal MP for Riverina, Kay Hull AO, a longtime champion of regional aviation, whose caricature adorns the aircraft, VH-REX. With the new Sydney-Brisbane service, Rex completes their ‘Golden Triangle’ strategy which connects Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, the busiest aviation routes in Australia.
In today’s announcement, Rex’s Deputy Chairman, John Sharp AM, said,
“This is a great way to end what has been an extraordinary year for both Rex and the whole aviation industry. Despite the obvious difficulties I am extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve. It’s always nice to prove the sceptics wrong and the big plans we have for 2022 means next year promises to be even more exciting.”
Rex will operate three daily flights between Sydney and Brisbane Monday through Friday, with double-daily flights on weekends. Fares on the route start at $59 including a checked bag up to 23 kilograms, a carry-on and refreshments. Rex has launched seven new domestic routes since March 1st, 2021, and their network now incorporates Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, complementing their expansive network of over 60 regional routes.
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 63 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.