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REX to transition to ATRs, start domestic jet ops

Old 5th Nov 2020, 10:15
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And- so, 'it' shall be........ (ref: the preceding post and Press Release).

We/You, Have 'all' been Told!!!!

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The livery for Rex’s domestic airline fleet will be released by the end of the month.
Anyone have any thoughts or knowledge of this?
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 13:04
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Anyone have any thoughts or knowledge of this?
If I was a betting man, I'd say white with an orange and blue tail!
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 20:26
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Looks like they are set to take some of the younger VA birds also. VUF is over 15 but the others they are taking are BSIís.
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Originally Posted by De_flieger
If I was a betting man, I'd say white with an orange and blue tail!
Dam, I was hoping for something like Braniff the Calder colours DC-8, Ecuatoriana B720, AeroCondor Colombia B720, AeroPeru DC-8
The 70s was a period where they splashed a lot of colour on aircraft not like today with a majority of pure white fuselages.
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Originally Posted by De_flieger
If I was a betting man, I'd say white with an orange and blue tail!
LNP logo on the tail
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Old 5th Nov 2020, 21:20
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Originally Posted by dijical
Tickets for Rexís Melbourne-Sydney return services go on sale in early December, at www.rex.com.au.
If Rex want to make a serious play for the inter-capital market they are going to have to upgrade their website and get themselves a proper web-based booking engine. Their current website looks like it was put together back in 2005 by the work experience kid.
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Yes the mobile site is poor. The desktop view is ok but what with the banner showing unknown awards from 10 years ago?

It's like the fish and chip shop that still has newspapers clippings in the window from it's "Best local restaurant 1982" award.
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Rex has announced it will add Brisbane to its Boeing 737 capital city network by Easter, which means in the first week of April: https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...bourne-flights
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up to 30, 40 or more jets by end of 2022, maybe

story in executive traveller today

"By the end of 2022... Rexís ambition is to be a sizeable domestic airline operator with a fleet of 30 or maybe 40, maybe even more narrow-bodied single-aisle aircraft operating on the domestic network around Australia," Rex Deputy Chairman John Sharp elaborated.

Might be just stirring the pot.

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Tiger said 30 Aircraft by 2011 too.

Once the lease fees creep up after the first few years fuel stabilises, like Tiger, along with the issues of a small fleet, the place falls apart.

The market here is relatively flat, the Tiger market share of a dozen aircraft will obviously be up for grabs, but anything above a dozen sounds risky.
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Originally Posted by wheels_down
Tiger said 30 Aircraft by 2011 too.

Once the lease fees creep up after the first few years fuel stabilises, like Tiger, along with the issues of a small fleet, the place falls apart.

The market here is relatively flat, the Tiger market share of a dozen aircraft will obviously be up for grabs, but anything above a dozen sounds risky.
this is NOT tiger/jetstar. Rex already have existing customer base & 50 plus aircraft. Virgin/Qantas will no longer get ANY rex regional passengers connecting to trunk routes.

Why would lease fees creep up ? If they are smart, they would lock in long cheap leases. What other choice do aircraft owners have ?

Wonder if they are hedging any fuel ? Of course that costs money, but can save a lot of money too. Southwest were huge on hedging fuel & it was said all their profits one year recently, were from hedging fuel.
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Originally Posted by getaway
this is NOT tiger/jetstar. Rex already have existing customer base & 50 plus aircraft. Virgin/Qantas will no longer get ANY rex regional passengers connecting to trunk routes.

Why would lease fees creep up ? If they are smart, they would lock in long cheap leases. What other choice do aircraft owners have ?

Wonder if they are hedging any fuel ? Of course that costs money, but can save a lot of money too. Southwest were huge on hedging fuel & it was said all their profits one year recently, were from hedging fuel.
Leases are 60k a month per aircraft. Not sure what pre covid prices were.
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Old 12th Nov 2020, 03:08
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REX to transition to ATRs, start domestic jet ops

Do you really think QF, JQ and VA are going to let this happen. This market will always be a duopoly! QF wonít give up 70% market share and Bain need a duopoly to sell VA for max $$ in 4 years. Ground and pound.....poor Rex. All new hires at Rex are not eligible for job keeper, how has Mr Sharp got around this?
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Well, the 'Sharpie & Co' have certainly remediated the Share Price back to near the 52 week peak, from the dark days of shutting the doors back in March.....

Last traded at: $1.45

ASX Link: https://www2.asx.com.au/markets/company/REX

52 week range: 0.370 - 1.550
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"Damn, I was hoping for something like Braniff the Calder colours ..."How about this (the attachment; pasteing photos is an art I do not possess)?

The photo is of a postcard given to me by my mother after a trip to the USA back in the late 70s.

It pays to be a magpie hoarder; this is the first time in 44 years the postcard has seen the light of day.

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Old 12th Nov 2020, 05:09
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Originally Posted by Ladloy
Leases are 60k a month per aircraft. Not sure what pre covid prices were.
Leasing companies at the moment are not discounting beyond 2021. For obvious reasons also around early vaccine access and market pickup.

Currently looking at 40-50% reduction at the moment.
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So Rex now says it will offer business class on its B737s, will be almost full service and better than Virgin but as cheap as Jetstar, and if the triangle launch with nine daily SYD-MEL return flights at launch. And if the triangle goes well it wants to end up with 30-40 B737s covering all capital cities: https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...hts-nationwide

Whatever they're smoking, I'll have some!
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Only need to offer a meal and drink service to defeat Bain.
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Originally Posted by MelbourneFlyer
So Rex now says it will offer business class on its B737s, will be almost full service and better than Virgin but as cheap as Jetstar, and if the triangle launch with nine daily SYD-MEL return flights at launch. And if the triangle goes well it wants to end up with 30-40 B737s covering all capital cities: https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...hts-nationwide

Whatever they're smoking, I'll have some!
Could work as long as they keep their costs under control. Remember they already have all office positions, so no duplication, just few more staff. Not like they are starting a whole new airline. Similar in a way to Jetstar. Am sure they use a lot of qantas back office, maybe even engineering ?

The "parsley" on qantas is very VERY expensive & do you necessarily want that for a 1 hour flight ?
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