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Rex Takes Delivery of Their Ninth Boeing 737-800NG

Rex took delivery of their ninth Boeing 737-800NG last Friday (September 22nd), following a ferry flight from Singapore’s Changi Airport, where the aircraft underwent a scheduled heavy maintenance check and painting.

Rex Boeing 737-800NG - Courtesy Rex Airlines

On Monday (September 25, 2023), Rex Airlines announced the delivery of their ninth Boeing 737-800NG. The aircraft, registration VH-8JS, touched down in Brisbane on Friday night (September 22nd) following a scheduled heavy maintenance check and painting. Rex’s newest jet will enter service next month, allowing the carrier to launch new service between Adelaide and Brisbane, which is scheduled to commence on October 30, 2023. Before the end of the current financial year, Rex plans on adding two more of the aircraft type, subject to availability.

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

“Australians are crying out for an airline like Rex that has over 20 years of safe, reliable service delivered with heartfelt country hospitality and integrity. Besides being consistently Australia’s most reliable airline, we are proud that during COVID, we refunded every passenger who requested a COVID-related refund. We even sent out six reminders to travel agents requesting they initiate refunds for passengers who booked directly through them.

“We did not sell tickets for phantom flights in a bid to enhance cash flow. We also did not retrench any staff during COVID. On the contrary, we were aggressively recruiting for our domestic operation. We do not ever gouge our passengers even on routes where we are the sole operator and we do not squat on valuable airport slots by gaming the system. We are confident that with the continued growth of our network, more and more Australians will experience and switch to the only true Australian carrier they can trust and rely on.”

Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline. The carrier operates a fleet of 58 Saab 340s and nine Boeing 737-800NGs, serving 57 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 is also a 50 percent shareholder of National Jet Express (NJE), a premier Fly-in-Fly-Out (FIFO) charter and freight operator.

Source: Rex Airlines


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