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Rex Media Release 16 Dec 08
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Rex flight ZL219 operating from Ballina to Sydney landed safely in Sydney at 1.03pm after the pilots received an unsafe nose gear indication in the cockpit.

Rex ranks first in annual On Time Departures
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has achieved the number one ranking for On Time Departures for the financial year 2007/08. The statistics were recently released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) and they include all major domestic and regional airlines operating within Australia.

REX ANNOUNCES Q1 RESULTS FOR FY09
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) announced its unaudited results for the first quarter of the FY09.

Change to Air Link Operations
Monday, 10 November 2008
As part of the regular and ongoing review of its network, Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) has today announced plans to terminate all the RPT operations of its wholly owned subsidiary Air Link Pty Ltd.

Rex Unveils 'City of Wagga Wagga' Aircraft
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Regional Express (Rex), in partnership with the City of Wagga Wagga, has unveiled one of its Saab 340 aircraft in a unique “City of Wagga Wagga” paint scheme design. The aircraft was unveiled today in conjunction with the official opening of the expanded and refurbished Wagga Wagga Airport terminal.

Rex Purchases 4 Saab340 Aircraft
Monday, 3 November 2008
Regional Express (Rex), today announced that it had purchased 4 Saab 340 B model aircraft. The aircraft were originally operating in the Rex fleet under a lease which expired in October 08. The acquisition was funded from Rex's operating cash flows.

Rex Awarded Regional Airline of the Year for Second Year Running
Friday, 31 October 2008
Regional Express (Rex), Australia’s largest independent regional airline, has been named the CAPA (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) Regional Airline of the Year 2008 for the second year running.

Rex Expands Griffith to Sydney Services
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has announced that it will boost the number of flights between Griffith and Sydney from November 2008.

Rex Exits Mildura to Sydney
Friday, 26 September 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has announced that it will exit the Mildura to Sydney route from the 2nd of November 2008.

REX Announces 32% Increase in Q4 profits
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) announced a group net profit after tax of $24.3m, an increase of 3.0% over last year. Its after tax profits for the 4th quarter was $8.3M an increase of 31.7%.

Rex tops reliability for Australian airlines
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
In response to John Williams’ media release on one cancelled flight to Broken Hill, Lim Kim Hai Executive Chairman of Regional Express said that Mr Williams was abusing his position as an MP to make frivolous attacks on private companies.

Rex Reduces Fuel Surcharge
Monday, 28 July 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has responded to the recent fall in global oil prices by announcing that the airline will decrease its fuel surcharge by $4.00 (including GST) per sector effective on all sales from 1 August 2008. This will see Rex’s fuel surcharge decrease to $40.00 per sector.

Rex calls for moratorium on airport rate increases
Monday, 21 July 2008
Responding to Sydney Airport Corporation Limited’s (SACL) announcement of record profits of $320m in the first six months of 2008, Regional Express (Rex) called on SACL and other capital city airports to have a moratorium of all rate increases in this current Financial Year.

Rex Announces Sale Of SAAB 340A Freighter To Bridges
Thursday, 10 July 2008
Regional Express (Rex) today announced the sale of a Saab 340A VH-KEQ aircraft to Bridges Worldwide Express. The aircraft was commissioned by the latter to be converted to a cargo freighter.

Rex Responds to Record Oil Price
Friday, 27 June 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has responded to the continuing rise in oil prices by announcing that the airline will have to increase its fuel surcharge by $4.00 (including GST) per sector effective on all sales from 02 July 2008. This will see Rex’s fuel surcharge increase from $40.00 to $44.00 per sector.

Rex Third Quarter Earnings Rise by 8%
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
Regional Express (Rex) today released its third quarter unaudited results, which show the group’s profit before tax rising from $7.6m in the same quarter last year to $8.2m this year, or a rise of 8%.

Rex Responds to Record Oil Price
Friday, 23 May 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has reacted to the sustained surge in oil prices by announcing that the airline will have to increase its fuel surcharge by $4.00 (including GST) per sector effective on all sales from 27 May 2008. This will see Rex’s fuel surcharge increase from $36.00 to $40.00 per sector.

Rex Dismisses Virgin Blue’s Claims
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Regional Express (Rex) today dismissed Virgin Blue's claims (Border Mail, 13 May), that its Embraer jets are better able to handle the fog at Albury than competing turbo prop aircraft, as a clumsy marketing attempt.

Rex announces increase to fuel surcharge
Friday, 9 May 2008
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that as a direct consequence of the record high oil price, the airline will increase its fuel surcharge by $3.00 (including GST) per sector effective on all sales from 13 May 2008. This will see Rex’s fuel surcharge increase from $33.00 to $36.00 per sector.

Rex announces network changes
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has today announced a number of network schedule changes as a result of the continuing pilot shortage. Rex will withdraw from the Cooma (Snowy Mountains) to Sydney route indefinitely, which had been planned to recommence from 6 June 2008, as well as reducing flying activities elsewhere in the network.

Rex fully acquires pilot training academy
Monday, 21 April 2008
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) and Mangalore Airport Pty Ltd announced today that Rex would take full control and ownership of the joint venture pilot training academy based at Mangalore Airport.

Rex proposal to HREOC
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Regional Express (Rex) confirmed today that it had applied to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission for exemption from parts of the Disability Discrimination Act. This submission is the result of some two years of consultation with the disabled community and their representative groups and as such takes into account the views put forward by them.

Rex announces changes to Kangaroo Island winter schedule
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Rex today announced that due to seasonal fluctuation in demand it would be reducing frequency between Kangaroo Island and Adelaide for a short period between Tuesday 20 May 2008 and Sunday 13 July 2008. The suspension will only apply to the evening service departing Adelaide at 6.55 p.m. and returning from Kangaroo Island at 7.50pm that operates Sunday to Friday inclusive.

Rex fuel surcharge to increase
Friday, 4 April 2008
Responding to steep and persistent rises in the price of fuel, Regional Express (Rex) will increase its fuel surcharge by $3.00 (including GST) effective from 08 April 2008. This increase will see Rex’s fuel surcharge increase from $30.00 to $33.00 per sector.

Rex and Air Link awarded 15 Air Transport Licenses for regional NSW
Monday, 31 March 2008
Regional Express (Rex) and its subsidiary Air Link have been awarded 15 NSW intrastate Air Transport Licenses which confer on the Rex Group the sole right to operate on these routes. The licenses commence on 30th March 2008 and expire 29th March 2013.

Regional Express Customer Contact Centre Restructuring
Friday, 28 March 2008
Rex announced today that it would be restructuring its Customer Contact Centre based in Orange over the next month as a result of changes in customer booking patterns.

Rex Responds to Griffith Community
Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Following considerable feedback and petitions from the Griffith community, Regional Express (Rex) confirmed that a reversal of the decision to suspend its Griffith-Melbourne route is not possible in the short term.

Rex Announces Fuel Surcharge Increase
Wednesday, 5 March 2008
The continued rise in the price of fuel has forced Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex) to increase its fuel surcharge by $3.00 (including GST). Effective for all sales from 7 March 2008, Rex’s fuel surcharge will increase from $27.00 to $30.00 per sector.

Rex Announces Network Changes Due to Pilot Shortage
Friday, 8 February 2008
Regional Express (Rex) has today announced a number of network schedule changes as a result of the continuing pilot shortage.

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