• Joe Breitfeller

Rex Takes Delivery of Two Additional Boeing 737-800NGs From Lessor

Rex has taken delivery of two additional Boeing 737-800NGs from the lessor following scheduled heavy maintenance. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has now authorized the addition of the aircraft VH-REX and VH-PAG to the airline’s AOC.

Rex Takes Delivery of Two Additional Boeing 737-800NGs - Courtesy Rex

On Monday (March 8, 2021), Rex announced the delivery of two additional Boeing 737-800NGs from the lessor after undergoing scheduled heavy maintenance checks. The airline has received approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to add the two aircraft, registrations VH-REX and VH-PAG to their Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). With the additional aircraft, Rex now has a fleet of four 737-800NGs and the aircraft have been deployed on the carrier’s Sydney-Melbourne route, with frequency increasing to nine daily return by the end of March. Rex will also take delivery of two more of the aircraft by the end of March which will be deployed on three new routes. Melbourne-Gold Coast flights will commence on March 29th, Melbourne-Adelaide service from March 31st and flight between Sydney and Gold Coast will launch on April 1st, 2021.

During June, Rex plans on taking delivery of another two Boeing 737-800NGs and is currently in discussion with interested lessors. The company is calling on all major Australian cities to send their expression of interest if they would like to welcome the airline’s reliable, affordable service and trademark ‘country hospitality.’

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 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