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REX to transition to ATRs, start domestic jet ops

Old 13th Nov 2021, 22:39
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Originally Posted by Ladloy
Rumour has it they can't crew the Air Ambulance NSW contract!
They can’t crew it for the price they want to pay the pilots*

It’s an easy fix if they increase wages.
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 23:20
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Originally Posted by Derfred
I’m pretty sure Rex is familiar with the concept of crew training/turnover.
Fair enough but it's about the rate of crew training/turnover, if you recruit heavily people who could have somewhere else to go - if offered - rather than people for whom such an offer will never happen you've built in additional costs the business can do without.

Of course suppose doesn't really matter when you're making squillions of dollars in profit.
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 23:42
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Would be far better off taking Tiger rated NG crews as they are way down the bottom of the Virgin List so chances of a comeback in the short term are low.
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Old 13th Nov 2021, 23:52
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Originally Posted by PoppaJo
Would be far better off taking Tiger rated NG crews as they are way down the bottom of the Virgin List so chances of a comeback in the short term are low.

They have already taken several that I know
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 00:19
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Originally Posted by aussieflyboy
They can’t crew it for the price they want to pay the pilots*

It’s an easy fix if they increase wages.
Yep! It's a beautiful thing to watch. Well deserved. The turboprop crew will have fun with their EBA negotiations in the coming months too.
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 17:24
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The subsidised routes in Qld went out to tender recently - the SAAB crews may not be in as much demand as at present.
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Old 14th Nov 2021, 22:36
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Speaking of Queensland, from a REX media release today:

15 NOVEMBER 2021
MEDIA RELEASE

REX ADDS BRISBANE TO DOMESTIC NETWORK'

Rex today announced the launch of double-daily flights between Melbourne and Brisbane from next month. Brisbane becomes the fifth capital city destination in the Rex domestic network, enabling the airline to take a major step towards realising its long stated goal of servicing the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ (Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane).
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Rex also revealed it was well advanced with plans to begin flying to major Queensland regional centres and tourist destinations.
“We have no intention of stopping our growth as we’re determined to make up for time lost due to the pandemic and push ahead with plans to expand our network, particularly in Queensland,” said Mr Sharp.

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Old 14th Nov 2021, 23:51
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How is rex 737 slots going in Sydney?!
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 00:26
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RexJet launches again today, to once again, terrible loads. Virgin no seats out of Melbourne this morning.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 00:37
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RexJet launches again today, to once again, terrible loads. Virgin no seats out of Melbourne this morning.
Do you have specific loads?
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 00:56
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Rex today announced the launch of double-daily flights between Melbourne and Brisbane from next month. Brisbane becomes the fifth capital city destination in the Rex domestic network, enabling the airline to take a major step towards realising its long stated goal of servicing the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ (Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane).
When Rex fly to a new destination the press release usually details how the airport or council have ‘partnered’ with Rex (or been bullied) by agreeing to lower fees and charges.

Nothing in this about Brisbane doing the same so I guess Rex must of bitten the bullet and given up on trying to get a better deal for their access?
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 00:59
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Originally Posted by Ladloy
Do you have specific loads?
Average for today is about 70.

Bodies. Not %.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 07:00
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Actually, Virgins load factor Melbourne - Sydney today so far is 92%
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 07:23
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Load factors mean little apart from how many seats were occupied. What matters is how much is being paid for these seats.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 19:21
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Load factors mean little apart from how many seats were occupied. What matters is how much is being paid for these seats.
JH commented some months ago that they will match whatever fares the competition throws up, in order to secure their market share.

In what will ultimately be a war of attrition, load factor will probably be the only thing!

IMHO of course.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 20:22
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Originally Posted by KRUSTY 34
JH commented some months ago that they will match whatever fares the competition throws up, in order to secure their market share.

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Working well for Virgin it seems. Virgin this morning 95%. Rex....er...about 14%.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 21:04
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How do you get your info? Can you show the rest of us?

Rex will be around they’re the new tiger they will tread water be the annoying ankle biter pestering QF, JQ and VA.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 21:50
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Originally Posted by SHVC
How do you get your info? Can you show the rest of us?

Rex will be around they’re the new tiger they will tread water be the annoying ankle biter pestering QF, JQ and VA.
TIGER?

Probably not the most encouraging of comparisons.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 22:12
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Originally Posted by SHVC
How do you get your info? Can you show the rest of us?

Rex will be around they’re the new tiger they will tread water be the annoying ankle biter pestering QF, JQ and VA.
....pestering QF, JQ, VA and BONZA.

There fixed that for you.
You're welcome.

So what's the BONZA designation going to be? Can't see British Airways giving up BA willingly.
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Old 15th Nov 2021, 22:16
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I love all these comparisons to Tiger. They were a basket case. Sold for $1 a decade ago to VA who took on the $200 million in debt that they owed. Then operated on the mother’s teat for years, finally barely scrapping a profit just before the disaster of COVID-19, but always with the safety net of the mothership. REX the new tiger, I think not. You may be right SHVC, they might just plod along but they will incur massive debt unless something happens…….like say an airline collapse…..oh wait a minute, didn’t that happen already but they didn’t really collapse…………..
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