Saturday August 23, 2014

Rex to start Newcastle services

Rex is adding Newcastle to its network.

Regional Express (Rex) has announced it will commence services between Newcastle and Sydney, and Newcastle and Ballina/Byron Bay, from October 30.

The airline will operate three daily return services between Sydney and Newcastle on weekdays and two return services on weekends, for a total of 38 flights per week on the sector. In addition, a daily return service will operate between Newcastle and Ballina/Byron Bay.

“As Newcastle Airport continues to grow, the real winners will be the travelling public,” Newcastle Airport CEO Paul Hughes said in a statement. “I anticipate that the introduction of a new airline will stimulate competition and provide a real alternative to driving. The Hunter will benefit from Rex’s Sydney hub, as it offers connections to the airline’s extensive regional network. ”

Rex says it will offer introductory $99 one way fares on its website until February 2012.