Rex has taken delivery of their seventh Boeing 737-800NG, with the airplane, registration VH-MFM, arriving in Brisbane last night (August 30th) from Montpellier, France. Prior to being painted in the carrier’s livery, the aircraft underwent scheduled heavy maintenance.
On Wednesday (August 31, 2022), Rex announced that they have taken delivery of their seventh Boeing 737-800NG, which arrived in Brisbane from Montpellier, France on Tuesday evening, August 30th. The aircraft, registration VH-MFM, underwent a scheduled heavy maintenance check at an engineering facility in Montpellier, before being painted with the carrier’s distinctive livery. The aircraft will enter passenger revenue service in September 2022, enabling the carrier to add capacity on their ‘Golden Triangle’ network between Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
In Wednesday’s announcment, Rex’s Deputy Chairman, the Hon. John Sharp AM, said,
“Our seventh aircraft allows us to meet the ever-increasing demand for Rex’s services given the shocking reliability on both Qantas and Virgin Australia. Demand for Rex flights is so great that we are urgently looking for another two Boeing 737- 800NGs which we hope to deploy by Q2 - Q3 of this Financial Year.”
Rex's Seventh Boeing 737-800NG, Registration VH-MFM - Courtesy Rex Airlines
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline. The carrier operates a fleet of 61 Saab 340s and seven Boeing 737-800NGs, serving 58 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 Airlines