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Regional Express Airlines

“Regional Express Services PVT.LTD” is also known as “Rex”. The Headquarters is situated in the Mascot, New South Wales at Australia. It is the biggest airline services beyond the Qantas group of companies and provides services to New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, North Queensland and Tasmania.

It was founded in 2002; it has the operating bases of Adelaide Airport, Melbourne Airport, Sydney Airport, and Townsville Airport. It has the fleet size of 48. And it has the total destinations in 36 places. The Slogan of the Company is “Out Heart is in the Country”.

Rex is a combination of both Airlines services “Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines” which are merged and started the new airline services in 2002. The airlines in Australia are wide and had changed their names to Regional Express Holdings in 2005, from that year the public floating through the Australian Securities Exchange.

On 30th November 2005, Rex has purchased another regional airline named as Dubbo-based Air Line. When it was going to start the operations between Brisbane and Maryborough, Rex has elaborated its base link upto Queensland.

Due to elaborating of airlines quickly there is an existing problem occurred that there aren’t enough pilots to fly. In November 2007, the Rex has found a solution for the pilot shortage. Rex has commenced that they are starting a Cadet-pilot, flight-training programme. At the same time Rex has stated the upcoming retirement of the M.D “Geoff Breust”.


REX provides the services from Adelaide to South Australia

  • Broken Hill, New South Wales
  • Ceduna, South Australia
  • Coober Pedy, South Australia
  • Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  • Mildura, Victoria
  • Mount Gambier, South Australia
  • Port Lincoln, South Australia
  • Whyalla, South Australia


  • Saab 340
  • 340B
  • 340Bs
  • Kendell CRJ-200s
  • Hazelton Metros

The operations of Rex is one of the world's largest fleet of twin turboprop engined Saab. The versions of all the aircrafts can have a sitting of 340 passengers. There are several other services such as 340Bs, a 340A and all Kendell CRJ-200s and Hazelton Metros are all gone to out of service due to the establishment of Regional Express.

Kendell Metro fleet has also phased the situation to get out of service, the remaining four aircrafts has been handover to Pel-Air in late 2006 and the first half of 2007. The establishment of Regional Express airline has added over thirty Saabs while they had been taking over from the other airlines such as Kendell and Hazelton to expand its fleet, when others are going to withdrawn.


Regional Express travels between Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney


  • Air Transport World Award was given for outstanding punctuality and flight completion
  • Airline Satisfaction Surveys Award
  • Australian Traveller given Best Regional Airline Award
  • Aviation Week Award for finance, earnings, efficiency, performance
  • Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation Award given for achievements in the aviation industry.
  • Ethical Investor for Sustainable Small Company of the Year 2007
  • Forbes Asia Award given for listing in top 200 companies
  • Golden Crow award was given for Best New Business
  • Logistics Industry Skills Council Awards for Excellence Transport
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