Take Off Interstate, Australia Could Be Getting Another Airline Flying Between Major Cities

By Rick Stephens
22nd May 2020

View from a plane window looking into the sunset while flying over a city.

The number of airlines in Australia is looking like it’ll diminish with Virgin’s future up in the air, but all hope is not lost with regional airline Rex—aka Regional Express—looking to expand with flights between major Australian cities as early as March 2021.

Currently, Rex plays a key part in moving Aussies to and from rural areas like New South Wales’ Wagga Wagga and Coober Pedy in South Australia, though it’s suggested that the expansion will see the airline travel between Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane.

Rex will need around $200 million to get things off the ground, and while nothing has been announced officially, word is that the wheels are in motion with interest shown from several potential investors.

Apparently, Rex’s major city flights will fit somewhere between a low cost and premium offering, with the idea to challenge prices of budget airlines on some routes.

Given interstate holidays will likely be the next craze in travel by default, the prospect of more flights between Australian cities is a welcome one at that. 

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