Today marks the first day of Rex’s Brisbane-Melbourne flight in a further expansion of the airline’s domestic jet network.
The new flight marks the third leg of Rex’s ‘golden triangle‘ between Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Deputy chairman of Rex, John Sharp, expressed his excitement about the new flight, with it being something of a milestone for the Aussie carrier.
“This is a momentous day for Rex as we embark on the third leg of the ‘golden triangle’ for the very first time,” he said.
“This also marks the restart of Rex’s expansion into the domestic market after the hiatus brought about by the border shutdowns and we plan to more than double our domestic fleet over the next 12 months.
“Once again Rex is the market leader with our launch fares of $79. As other carriers scramble to follow our lead, the travelling public is the big winner with airfares tumbling to record low levels,” Sharp said.
The addition of the flight was commended by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), describing the airline’s Brisbane launch as welcome news for the millions of travellers who will now have more choice on Australia’s five busiest routes.
Rex also resumed flights from Melbourne and Sydney to the Gold Coast and launches Sydney-Brisbane flights next Monday (December 20).
CEO of Brisbane Airport Corporation, Gert-Jan de Graaff, said that while Rex has been operating at BNE for years, the recent expansion of operations will give travellers more options than ever to travel across Australia’s east coast.
“We know that Queensland is the place to be, and we are incredibly excited to see Rex commencing services between Brisbane and Melbourne today and Brisbane and Sydney on Monday,” he said.
“With Rex offering services across Australia’s ‘golden triangle’ and now operating 737s in and out of Brisbane, we are heartened as this is a clear demonstration that confidence to do business in Queensland is stronger than ever,” de Graaff concluded.