Rex will sell combined tickets from regional NSW airports to Melbourne, via Sydney, when it begins flying capital city routes in March.
The new ‘thru-fare’ will operate from destinations such as Dubbo, Orange and Armidale and allow passengers to check their baggage in all the way to their final destination.
The deal will also work in reverse from Mildura and selected Tasmania regional areas.
Rex’s deputy chairman John Sharp said, “This is the added connectivity Rex promised when it announced its domestic operations between Sydney and Melbourne.”
The full routes are below:
To Melbourne (via Sydney)
To Sydney (Melbourne)
- King Island;
- Mt Gambier;
Earlier this month, Rex confirmed it would initially operate nine return services a day between Sydney and Melbourne, with sale prices starting at $79. Economy tickets will include checked baggage, food and pre-assigned seating – indicating Rex will pursue a ‘mid-market’ hybrid strategy.
Rex deputy chairman John Sharp said, “The first three Rex Boeing 737-800s will take off between Sydney and Melbourne on 1 March 2021.
“Rex will begin with nine Sydney-Melbourne return services a day. By Easter, two additional 737s will be added to expand our domestic network to Brisbane and other capital cities. If all things go as planned, we hope to grow our fleet to eight-10 by the end of 2021.
“Rex will offer all the usual perks of a full-service carrier including eight Business Class seats. All fares include checked baggage allowance, food, pre-assigned seating and online check-in. Lounge access and on-board Wi-Fi will be free for Business Class, whilst Economy passengers can access these options for a small fee.”
The airline will draw down an initial $50 million in January next year from PAG Asia Capital and the deal will see the APAC organisation nominate two directors to sit on the board.