REX has launched A$79 one-way airfares for the Sydney to Melbourne route with passengers able to book for the services which start on March 1.
Rex Deputy Chairman, the Hon. John Sharp AM said this would be a historic new era for Australia’s domestic air travel.
“This is an exciting opportunity for travelers. For the first time, they don’t have to choose between low fares with minimal service and premium pricing for more reliable flights.
Over the past 20 years, Rex has been the most reliable passenger carrier in Australia and our domestic services will naturally enjoy this superior reliability at affordable prices.”
“Rex will offer all the usual perks of a full-service carrier including 8 Business Class seats. All fares include checked baggage allowance, food, pre-assigned seating and on-line 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.”
“In short, we will be offering premium full service with our trademark country hospitality but at fares pegged at the budget carrier level.”
The first three Rex Boeing 737-800s will take off between Sydney and Melbourne on 1 March 2021 and there will be 9 Sydney-Melbourne return services a day.
By Easter, two additional 737s will be added to expand the airline’s domestic network to Brisbane and other capital cities.
The airline said that if things go as planned, it hopes to grow the fleet to 8-10 by the end of 2021.
To celebrate the launch and the release of Rex’s livery for the domestic fleet, 100,000 promotional fares are offered for the Sydney-Melbourne service at $79, for travel within 12 months.
Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 aircraft (pre-COVID) on 1,500 weekly flights to 59 destinations throughout all states in Australia.