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At the beginning of 2016, there were over 1,500 weekly Regional Express flights to 58 destinations in Australia. Most of these operate from the airline's hub bases in Adelaide, Townsville, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Perth. If you're planning an extended visit to Australia and want to see as much of the country as possible then check out the airline's routes and competitive prices when you book your flights to Australia. The livery of the planes is predominantly white with distinctive Rex logos and tails in blue and red. Some planes also carry examples of Australian indigenous artwork. The airline strongly believes it has a role in making Australia smaller and providing good networks between the bush and the city. Rex is proud of its tagline - Our Heart is in the Country. Its commitment to this involves:
The airline currently has 52 turboprop aircraft in its fleet. These are Swedish-built Saab 340 planes that seat from 33 to 36 passengers. After Quantas, the airline is the second largest internal operator in Australia serving mainly New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, North Queensland and Tasmania. When you book Regional Express flights you are guaranteed affordable prices, a reliable service and, above all, a friendly welcome from your flight staff who will serve you with tea, coffee and light snacks depending on flight times. Whether you're exploring Australia or heading to the Snowy Mountains for some skiing do it in true Aussie style with Regional Express.
Frequently asked questions about REX
The Australian Regional Express, also known as Rex, has its administrative headquarters at Mascot in Sydney. The airline was created when the Australiawide Airlines Consortium added Hazelton and Kendell Airlines to its operations in 2002. The group was renamed Regional Express Holdings in August 2005. As the airline expanded, finding enough qualified pilots in Australia became an issue so Rex established a cadet pilot training programme. This school, the Australian Airline Pilot Academy, is now based at Wagga Wagga Airport in New South Wales.