Close sidebar

Rex makes good on Dubbo threat

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 15, 2013
Rex is taking capacity out of Dubbo and putting it into Wagga. (Dave Parer)

Regional Express has followed-through on its threat to withdraw services from Dubbo after the airport elected to charge the airline security fees even though it was not legally required to use the services.

Rex announced it will reduce its 82 weekly flights between Sydney and Dubbo to 73 from April. Wagga Wagga has been the beneficiary of the freed-up capacity.

Dubbo City Council has demanded Rex passengers be screened and to pay charges of approximately $9 per departing passenger, which equates to an annualised cost of $300,000 “for a requirement that is only legally applicable to QantasLink Q400-operated services”, according to Rex.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Rex said it “will continue to redeploy its Dubbo resources over the next few years whenever suitable opportunities present themselves”.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Rex makes good on Dubbo threat

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 15, 2013
Rex is taking capacity out of Dubbo and putting it into Wagga. (Dave Parer)

Regional Express has followed-through on its threat to withdraw services from Dubbo after the airport elected to charge the airline security fees even though it was not legally required to use the services.

Rex announced it will reduce its 82 weekly flights between Sydney and Dubbo to 73 from April. Wagga Wagga has been the beneficiary of the freed-up capacity.

Dubbo City Council has demanded Rex passengers be screened and to pay charges of approximately $9 per departing passenger, which equates to an annualised cost of $300,000 “for a requirement that is only legally applicable to QantasLink Q400-operated services”, according to Rex.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Rex said it “will continue to redeploy its Dubbo resources over the next few years whenever suitable opportunities present themselves”.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year