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Rex signs for 10th 737 ahead of Adelaide–Brisbane launch

written by Jake Nelson | October 18, 2023

Jake Nelson shot this Rex 737-800, VH-REX, in Melbourne.

Rex has signed a lease for a tenth 737-800 as it continues to expand its domestic jet fleet.

The plane (similar aircraft pictured), slated to arrive in November and be ready for service in the end-of-year peak, follows the deliveries of Rex’s eighth and ninth 737s in July and September.

“As foreshadowed in the media release of 25 September 2023, this aircraft will be the third of four aircraft to be added to Rex’s domestic fleet this Financial Year as Rex expands its network steadily across all Australian capital cities and major towns,” said Rex deputy chairman John Sharp.

“Just as Rex has demonstrated for the past two decades in over 50 regional cities, Rex will bring to the major cities a service that is reliable and affordable, delivered with true integrity and heartfelt country hospitality. We invite all cities that want to be part of the unparalleled Rex experience to contact us immediately.”

The news comes ahead of the launch of Rex’s new Adelaide-Brisbane route, set to begin on 30 October. The airline first launched 737 flights in March 2021 after securing $150 million in investment.


Tickets will start from $149 one way, a comparable price to Virgin and Jetstar but less than half the standard deals offered by Qantas.

Rex also earlier this month rolled out its Rex Flyer loyalty program in competition with Qantas and Virgin, with redemptions available for flights from mid-November and construction to begin “immediately” on new lounges in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.

Passengers can earn up to seven points for every dollar spent, with a last-minute “ultimate” flight from Melbourne to Sydney costing 7,400 points.

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