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REX to transition to ATRs, start domestic jet ops

Old 22nd Mar 2021, 05:56
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Originally Posted by 1A_Please View Post
The lessors are probably not too keen for REX to modify the cabins too much. If ZL hits the wall, which is as likely as not, they may try remarketing these birds back to VA and they'd probably throw in the exterior paint job to sweeten the deal.
I suspect you are correct
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Old 22nd Mar 2021, 11:06
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Rex Airlines has made a surprise decision to keep open five routes into key regional Australian hubs which had been earmarked for closure in just one week.
The regional carrier announced today it had been able to save five routes - at least for now - following an "unexpected decision" by the Federal Government to continue the Regional Aviation Network Support program until end September 2021.
Four of the routes were flights in and out of Sydney from Bathurst, Cooma, Lismore and Grafton. Adelaide - Kangaroo Island was the fifth route to stave off closure.Rex Airlines has begun flying on Australia's busiest route - Melbourne to Sydney - for the first time. (Supplied)READ MORE: Rex blasts Qantas' regional routes as 'aggressive predatory moves'
From April, Rex will also start new services including between Sydney and NSW destinations Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.
Rex is Australia's largest independent regional and domestic airline, operating flights to 61 destinations throughout all states in Australia.
It is unclear whether the five routes thrown a lifeline today will remain open beyond September this year.
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Old 22nd Mar 2021, 12:29
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Rex airlines made the surprise decision...

..it had been able to save five routes...

..at least for now...

Those regional councils will be so thankful now!

You canít make this stuff up 😅
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 03:15
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Following on from the link I posted to an interview with the Alliance CEO on that thread, the same interviewer spoke to John Sharp on ABC radio yesterday.

You can listen to it here commencing at 1:21:50.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 03:22
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Does anyone here have any info, fact or rumour about what REX SAAB Pilots are doing now? are they back to work? are they full time? is there any talk of recruitment on the horizon for the SAAB?
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 03:28
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Originally Posted by stevieboy330 View Post
Does anyone here have any info, fact or rumour about what REX SAAB Pilots are doing now? are they back to work? are they full time? is there any talk of recruitment on the horizon for the SAAB?
Full time from next week. The schedule picks up from after Easter but the company is threatening 5% retrenchment company wide.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 04:44
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Originally Posted by Ladloy View Post
Full time from next week. The schedule picks up from after Easter but the company is threatening 5% retrenchment company wide.
I'm very sorry to hear that, seems like there is no good news anywhere......best of luck to all at REX, a good honest employer, in my experience & an airline with a well deserved reputation for doing the best it can for staff. I do appreciate the info.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 05:08
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well deserved reputation for doing the best it can for staff
Hahahahahaha.

Sorry.

Hahahahahahaha.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 05:49
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Originally Posted by stevieboy330 View Post
a good honest employer, in my experience & an airline with a well deserved reputation for doing the best it can for staff. I do appreciate the info.
Are you for real?
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 06:21
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Originally Posted by stevieboy330 View Post
I'm very sorry to hear that, seems like there is no good news anywhere......best of luck to all at REX, a good honest employer, in my experience & an airline with a well deserved reputation for doing the best it can for staff. I do appreciate the info.
I respectfully disagree.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 07:29
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Originally Posted by stevieboy330 View Post
I'm very sorry to hear that, seems like there is no good news anywhere......best of luck to all at REX, a good honest employer, in my experience & an airline with a well deserved reputation for doing the best it can for staff. I do appreciate the info.
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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 08:24
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Well played Stevie, got a few bites
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 01:40
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Rex launches CBR-SYD

Seven daily returns on the Saab, flights start April 19

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...sydney-flights
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 01:54
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Oh god! Rex are really keen to go broke.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 02:38
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Originally Posted by stevieboy330 View Post
I'm very sorry to hear that, seems like there is no good news anywhere......best of luck to all at REX, a good honest employer, in my experience & an airline with a well deserved reputation for doing the best it can for staff. I do appreciate the info.
Somebody please wake me up from coma. Am I to believe that Sharp and Lim are Ďpeople personsí? They care about staff? Holy crap, Iíve died and gone to an alternate universe.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 02:38
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Watch 7 become 6 then 5 and so on..

$99 today, $49 next week, and probably $20 soon thereafter.

(Iím not joking)
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 03:15
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This is predatory behaviour from Rex. Launching CFS PQQ and CBR intentionally to spite Qantas. These routes can barely support one carrier let alone two! Grumble Grumble Grumble give me handouts
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 04:16
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Ego getting in the way of rational thought.

Keep betting red until it comes up.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 05:22
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If it was going to make them money then they would have done it years ago. Kendell operated SYD-CBR but that when they were part of Ansett and it was generating on carriage out of Sydney for other destinations. Public Servants do not like turboprops and the footy crowd will drive.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:01
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Rex struggles to fill new Sydney-Melbourne flights


says AFR...
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