National Jet Express (NJE), part of the Rex Group of Airlines, has added another aircraft to its fleet, with its latest Embraer E190 aircraft touching down in Perth, Western Australia on 4 March 2024.

This aircraft will increase the NJE E190 fleet from six to seven, and follows the recent introduction of NJE’s ninth De Havilland Dash 8-Q400 aircraft in October 2023.

NJE’s interim Chief Operating Officer, Robin Furber, said, “NJE’s fleet expansion underscores our commitment to servicing the ever-growing demand of the resource sectors for a reliable carrier with modern and fuel-efficient aircraft.”

“The Embraer E190 aircraft is extremely popular with our customers as it provides their staff with a quiet and comfortable cabin featuring wide seats, excellent legroom, a 2-2 abreast cabin (no middle seat) and large overhead lockers.

“For too long the resource sectors have had to make do with unreliable, 30-year-old aircraft that are environmentally unfriendly for their fly-in/fly-out needs. This explains why NJE is now the first port of call whenever the resource sectors have new requirements for a premium operator that meets their ESG responsibilities.”

NJE has also commenced new regular E190 services between Perth and the brand new West Musgrave Airport, located in remote Western Australia near the South Australian and Northern Territory borders. These new services marked the third new airport for NJE in the past month, joining Gruyere and Gladstone on the NJE route network.