11 May 2018
Regional Express (Rex) and Orange City Council have entered into a 5 year partnership agreement through until 30 June 2023.
The historic agreement will see the introduction of a Rex Community Fare, as well as 5 return services Monday to Friday each week between Orange and Sydney for the 5 year term of the agreement.
The $109.00 “Rex Community Fare” is available on 30% of seats between Orange and Sydney for advanced bookings of at least 30 days prior to departure. In addition, all remaining seats one day prior to departure will be available at the Community Fare (Rex Promo) level.
Warrick Lodge, Rex General Manager Network Strategy & Sales said, “Orange is only the seventh regional community on Rex’s network of 60 destinations* that will now enjoy this unprecedented fare offering.”
“Following the successful introduction of the Rex Community Fare scheme in Albany and Esperance in WA, Broken Hill, Moruya and Parkes in NSW, and Burnie in Tasmania , Rex is confident that the local Orange community will reap the same significant socio-economic benefits that these 6 other communities have experienced.”
“This Community Fare is made possible through a collaborative partnership approach between Rex and the City of Orange and is expected to drive substantial growth in passenger numbers.
Orange Mayor Cr Reg Kidd has welcomed the new agreement as a way to encourage growth.
“I’m pleased this new agreement will make air travel in and out of Orange more attractive to consumers,” Cr Reg Kidd said. “The ratepayers of Orange can be assured this deal gives
Rex the means and a real incentive to grow its number of passengers, while assuring the council of a stable income to operate the airport and giving air travellers access to a
“It’s a win-win.”
“It’s encouraging for the future that the leadership of both Rex and the Council has been able to sit down together and reach this agreement.”
The Rex Community Fare (Rex Promo) is available for purchase via www.rex.com.au
* Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of more than 50 Saab 340 aircraft on some 1,500 weekly flights to 60 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the regional airline Regional Express, the Rex Group comprises wholly owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight and charter operator), Air Link (Dubbo-based regional airline) and the Australian Airline Pilot Academy.