Australian Aviation photographer Victor Pody was on board Rex’s first-ever commercial flight between Melbourne and Sydney on Monday.
The service marked the first new entrant in the battle for the golden triangle in two decades as the regional carrier seeks to claim a slice of one of global aviation’s most lucrative routes.
The Boeing 737-8FE, VH-RQC msn 33797, departed Melbourne at 7:21am as flight ZL18 and arrived in Sydney at 8:25am.
Here, we include the best of Pody’s photos from the day.
Tickets for early Rex flights between Sydney and Melbourne went on sale from just $49, with economy including checked baggage, food and pre-assigned seating.
The expansion is being financed by a $150 million investment from PAG Asia Capital, which was only signed off by shareholders in January.