As foreshadowed in Rex’s media release of 18 July, Rex’s eighth Boeing 737-800 NG, registered VH-8KH, arrived in Brisbane this morning after a ferry flight from Singapore’s Changi Airport where it underwent a scheduled heavy maintenance check and painting.

The aircraft will reinforce Rex’s existing network and will also be deployed on Rex’s new Melbourne-Hobart route, the airline’s fourth Tasmanian destination, starting 17 August. This follows the start of services between Sydney and Adelaide on 29 June.

“The arrival of our latest 737 means we can continue to strategically grow our domestic network and offer safe and affordable flights to even more Australians,” Rex’s deputy chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM, said.

Rex currently flies to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and the Gold Coast on its jet network. While Hobart is the seventh city to be added to its domestic network it won’t be the last as the airline’s stated goal is to eventually offer flights to, and between, every State capital.

“With our ninth 737 due to be delivered in mid-September and the possibility of taking another two 737s this financial year we continue to build depth and added resilience to our domestic operations. Mr Sharp said.

“As we achieve greater scale it enhances our competitive ability and allows us to offer the best value-for-money airfares of any airline in Australia.”