Thursday 28 September 2023

Rex’s jet fleet continues to grow

REX BOEING 737-85R VH-MFM (MSN 42805)

A ninth Boeing 737-800NG is the latest addition to Rex’s jet fleet as it continues to grow, arriving on Friday the 22nd of September in Brisbane after a ferry flight from Singapore. VH-8JS (MSN 44218) is fresh out of maintenance and already scheduled to enter service in October.
The recently announced service between Adelaide and Brisbane will have its inaugural flight on the 30th of October. This will be the tenth domestic route between capital cities in Australia for Rex.

It was only mid-August when Rex added what was then their 6th capital city, with the Hobart route. Highlighting the expansion and desire for enhanced services from those at the head of the airline.

Rex Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM, said: “Australians are crying out for an airline like Rex that has over 20 years of safe, reliable service delivered with heartfelt country hospitality and integrity.”

“Besides being consistently Australia’s most reliable airline, they stated they were proud that during COVID, they refunded every passenger who requested a COVID-related refund.”

Their latest addition started its life with Silk Air back on the 8th of March 2014 as 9V-MGB.
It was then stored from March 2020 to February 2021
In March 2021 9V-MGB was repainted and started its life with Singapore Airlines until May 2022
It was once again stored in May 2022 until REX Airlines acquired this aircraft. 
On the 20th of September 2023 9V-MGB was reregistered as VH-8JS and is now in the hands of REX (Regional Express)

Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 58 Saab 340 and 9 Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 57 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to Rex Airlines, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical and charter operator), the Australian Airline Pilot Academy and propeller maintenance organisation, Australian Aerospace Propeller Maintenance. Rex is also a 50% shareholder of National Jet Express (NJE), a premier Fly-In-Fly-Out (FIFO), charter and freight operator.

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