• Joe Breitfeller

Rex Opens Temporary Lounge at Canberra Airport

Rex has concluded an agreement with Canberra Airport to temporarily occupy the space which formerly housed the airport’s International Lounge until plans are finalized for the airline’s permanent lounge.


Rex's New Temporary Lounge at Canberra Airport - Courtesy Rex

Today (April 16, 2021), Rex announced the conclusion of an agreement with Canberra Airport for the temporary use of the former International Lounge from April 19, 2021. The opening of the lounge will coincide with the launch of the airline’s flights between Sydney and Canberra next Monday. Rex will initially operate seven daily return flights on the route which may be increased to over 10 in the coming months. Tickets on the route are now available starting at only $99, substantially less than flights offered by competitors on the route. To ensure customers can book with confidence, Rex offers a full refund for customers who must cancel a flight for COVID-related reasons.


In Friday’s announcement, Rex’s Deputy Chairman, the Hon. John Sharp AM, said,


“We are delighted all passengers will be able to enjoy the lounge as part of our launch celebrations to thank them for supporting the new route. We also wish to thank Canberra Airport for the use of the International Lounge while we finalise the arrangement of Rex’s permanent lounge.”


As a promotional offer for the next three months, all Rex passengers will have lounge access with complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, while alcohol and snacks will be available for purchase. Rex Lounge members will enjoy other benefits in line with existing lounge offerings. T he International Lounge includes a state-of-the-art business lounge and intimate seating modules which offer guests a sense of privacy. Today, Rex welcomed the first guests to the lounge at a special event which was attended by political and industry leaders, as well as travel and tourism executives.


Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline. The carrier operates a fleet of 60 Saab 340s and four Boeing 737-800NGs to 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. Rex will open a temporary lounge at Canberra Airport on Monday, April 19, 2021, complementing their existing Sydney lounge.



Source: Rex