Regional Express (REX) considering routes in Western Australia

VH-OLL SAAB 340B (MSN 340B-0175) of Regional Express, at Adelaide - 25 October 2013. Photo © Ian Moy
VH-OLL SAAB 340B (MSN 340B-0175) of Regional Express, at Adelaide – 25 October 2013.
Photo © Ian Moy

28 August 2015 © David Eyre

Regional Express (REX) is considering whether to establish regional services in Western Australia, as the State Government last month issued a tender for regulated regional routes.

REX is Australia’s largest independent regional airline, with a fleet of more than 40 Saab 340B aircraft on over 1,300 weekly flights to 53 destinations throughout New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland.

REX has been expanding operations in Queensland and is now reviewing the WA Government tender for regulated regional routes from Perth to Albany, Monkey Mia, Carnarvon, Derby, Esperance, Learmonth and the northern Goldfields.

Each of the contracts is awarded on a route-by route basis for five years, with no more than one operator on each route. The next contract begins on 27 February 2016, with the Government setting maximum fares, minimum flight frequencies and on-time performance standards.

The regulated routes have been operated since 2011 by QantasLink, Skippers Aviation and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines.

David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

12 thoughts on “Regional Express (REX) considering routes in Western Australia

  • November 15, 2015 at 5:24 pm
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    Hi just wondering who is the person that you talk to about working at check in for rex at perth airport??

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    • November 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm
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      Hi Justin,
      Not sure – perhaps keep an eye on Seek.com
      Regards,
      David Eyre

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      • November 16, 2015 at 4:37 am
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        Hi David thanks for that i will certainly be keeping my eye out on seek

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  • November 16, 2015 at 12:01 am
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    hi justin. i can answer your query for you as ive got a cousin based in new zealand who has worked for an airline company. she told me when i asked her about wanting to do check-in work at the airport. she said its best to contact the airline direct & ask them if they have any current or any future ground crew jobs going. only the airline company can inform you if & when they will have any current job openings. hope this helps you

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  • January 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm
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    Hey, Does anyone know what Terminal REX will be flying into at Perth Airport???

    Thanks!

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    • January 18, 2016 at 6:12 pm
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      Hi Danielle,
      We have been advised that REX will operate from Terminal 2.
      Regards,
      David

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      • January 19, 2016 at 9:16 am
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        Hi David,

        Thank you for that! Would you believe that we’re actually travel agents in Albany and we hadn’t been advised yet…

        Danielle

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  • February 11, 2016 at 2:31 pm
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    Can anyone advise which Perth terminal REX flights leave from to go to Esperence please?

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    • February 11, 2016 at 5:16 pm
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      Hi Leonie,
      REX will use Terminal 2 at Perth Airport when they commence flights from 28 Feb 2016.
      Regards,
      David

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  • February 15, 2016 at 10:46 pm
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    Awesome, im already at T2 with Jetstar, got an interview soon. I thought they would be operating from T2. Welcome Rex to W.A.. hoping to be part of this great team.

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  • February 25, 2016 at 7:21 am
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    Hi David
    I am flying REX to Esperance on March 3 and am still trying to work out if they leave from Terminal 1 Domestic or Terminal 2 Both being at the International terminal

    Can you confirm please

    Thank You,
    Brucel

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