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Rex calls for new NSW route interest

written by WOFA | January 21, 2014

REX has called for expressions of interest from NSW towns for new routes to Sydney. (Dave Parer)
REX has called for expressions of interest from NSW towns for new routes to Sydney. (Dave Parer)

Regional Express has called for expressions of interest from regional NSW centres for regular public transport (RPT) air services to and from Sydney.

The call comes in the wake of the collapse of Brindabella Airlines late last year and Rex subsequently recruiting 14 of Brindabella’s pilots. The airline says it has a “window of opportunity” to offer new services to regional centres within a 600km radius of Sydney.

“Rex would allocate to the successful city peak morning and evening slots at Sydney airport which would allow professionals to conduct a full day of business in Sydney and return home the same day,” airline COO Garry Filmer said in a statement. “This new route would have three return services on weekdays.”

“This is a very rare opportunity for regional NSW to have a good new air service as there are no more available slots in the peak hours at Sydney airport,” Filmer added. ”I invite local councils that are interested to write to us immediately as a decision has to be made within three weeks. Only cities that can sustain above 30,000 annual passengers will be considered. We hope to commence the new operations in March or April subject to regulatory approvals.”

The airline says expressions of interest close on January 31.


  • Ron


    Go get ’em Rex!

  • Scott


    Nice Townsville photo to go with the story about NSW routes

    • australianaviation.com.au


      I’m working remotely this week and only have a limited selection of pics from which to choose. I think the important thing is it’s a REX Saab…



  • lloyd chisholm


    renew the Sydney via narrandera to mildura route thanks ole mate

  • Les


    Me thinks Tamworth.

  • craig


    Give cooma a go could be triangled via Merimbula, they will need an air service during winter, I think REX should look at getting a few new modern aircraft, the Sabb’s won’t last for ever, possibly a few Dash 8 300’s

  • David


    Hope they don’t make the price of flight too high!

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