REX launches capital city flights, to compete with Qantas

REX airlines is planning to rival the likes of Jetstar and Qantas, by introducing cheap capital city flights next year.

The regional airline’s looking to change it up in the post-Covid world, by launching a flight between Melbourne and Sydney from March 2021.

It’s taken over three Boeing 737 aircrafts from Virgin, to be able to operate nine services daily.


But the airline’s promising all the perks of Qantas while only charging the price of a Jetstar flight, in what’s been labelled a huge shakeup for the aviation industry.

Deputy chairman John Sharp says they’re confident they can compete in the market.

““Finally, Australians can look forward to not only a safe, reliable and affordable airline, but one they can count on for the long term – Rex’s origins date back almost 70 years, making it Australia’s second oldest surviving carrier.

“This is an exciting opportunity for travellers. For the first time they don’t have to choose between low fares with minimal service and premium pricing for more reliable flights. Over the past 20 years Rex has been the most reliable passenger carrier in Australia and our domestic services will naturally enjoy this superior reliability at affordable prices.

“Rex will offer all the usual perks of a full service carrier including 8 Business Class seats. All fares include checked baggage allowance, food, pre-assigned seating and online check-in.

“Lounge access and on-board Wi-Fi will be free for Business Class, whilst Economy passengers can access these options for a small fee.

“In short, we will be offering premium full service with our trademark country hospitality but at fares pegged at the budget carrier level,” Mr Sharp said.

To celebrate the launch of the capital city service, more than 100,000 tickets are going on sale from today for as little as $79.

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