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Rex Exits Mackay To Townsville Route
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Regional Express (Rex) has today announced that it will exit the Mackay to Townsville route from 1st January 2010. Rex launched the air service between Mackay and Townsville on 1st October 2009 in competition with QantasLink.

Rex Leases Two Aircraft to SGA Airlines
Friday, 18 December 2009
Regional Express (Rex) has finalised the lease of two SAAB 340B aircraft to SGA Airlines. The latter is a domestic Thai carrier and works closely with Nok Air, the regional and low-cost subsidiary of Thai Airways.

Rex to Launch Mount Isa to Townsville Direct Airservice
Friday, 11 December 2009
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that it will commence a new non-stop air service between Mount Isa and Townsville. The new service initiative follows the recent decision by the Queensland Government to award Rex the Northern 2 route that links Mount Isa to Townsville via Julia Creek, Richmond and Hughenden three times per week. The new non-stop services between Mount Isa and Townsville will commence 31 January 2010, subject to regulatory approval.

Rex Awarded Queensland Licensed Northern 1 & 2 Routes
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that it has been awarded two licensed routes by the Queensland State Government following a thorough tender evaluation process. The “Northern 1” route services the communities of Winton and Longreach while the “Northern 2” route services the communities of Hughenden, Richmond, Julia Creek and Mount Isa. Both routes are based out of Townsville.

Rex Announces Q1 Results for FY10
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Regional Express Holdings Limited announced its unaudited results for the first quarter of FY10.

CareFlight/Pel-Air Medical Evacuation Incident - Samoa to Melbourne
Thursday, 19 November 2009
A CareFlight medical evacuation flight operated by Pel-Air Aviation from Apia (Western Samoa) to Melbourne was scheduled to land at Norfolk Island for a planned fuel stop on Wednesday evening when it encountered deteriorating weather conditions.

Rex Subsidiary Pel-Air Awarded Commonwealth Air Transport Deed of Standing Offer
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Regional Express (Rex) announced today that wholly-owned subsidiary Pel-Air has been awarded the Commonwealth Air Transport Deed of Standing Offer tender.

Hull Congratulates Rex
Friday, 9 October 2009
The Nationals Member for Riverina, Kay Hull, has congratulated Rex on recently being ranked among the top 200 listed companies in Asia pacific with revenue less than USD 1 billion, as published in Forbes Asia on 21 September.

Rex Resumes Service Between Griffith and Melbourne
Friday, 9 October 2009
Regional Express (Rex) today will see the newly-resumed service between Griffith and Melbourne take off for the first time since the announcement on 1 September 2009.

Rex Ranked Among Top 200 Companies in Asia Pacific
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Forbes Asia has ranked Regional Express (Rex) among the top 200 listed companies in Asia Pacific with revenue less than USD 1 billion in its issue of 21 September 2009. The winners were culled from 25,326 publicly listed companies and were selected based on profitability, growth, moderate indebtedness and future prospects.

Mackay Airport Welcomes New Rex Service
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Mackay Airport Pty Ltd (MAPL) welcomes today’s launch of a new service to Townsville provided by Regional Express (REX).

Rex Inaugural Townsville and Mackay Service Takes Off
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Regional Express (Rex) today celebrated the inaugural flight between Townsville and Mackay in North Queensland.

Rex Reinstates Griffith-Melbourne Service
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Griffith and district residents who mourned the loss of direct flights to Melbourne will be celebrating the news of their imminent return with Regional Express (Rex) announcing the re-establishment of the service.

Rex Announces FY 2009 Results
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) announced a group net profit after tax of $23.0 million for its full financial year which represented a 5.6% reduction from FY 2008.

Regional Express Launches into North Queensland
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Regional Express (Rex), today announced that it will commence services between Townsville and Mackay from Thursday 1 October 2009.

Rex Subsidiary Pel-Air Awarded Jacinth-Ambrosia Charter Contract
Friday, 31 July 2009
Pel-Air Aviation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regional Express (Rex), has been awarded the Jacinth-Ambrosia Project Fly In / Fly Out charter contract on behalf of Iluka Resources.

Rex Ranked World's Best Regional Carrier
Monday, 27 July 2009
Regional Express (Rex) has been ranked in top place in this year’s worldwide ranking by the prestigious Aviation Week and Space Technology on the world’s Top Performing Airlines.

Rex wholly-owned subsidiary Pel-Air selected as preferred tenderer by Ambulance Victoria
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Rex announced today that wholly-owned subsidiary Pel-Air Aviation Pty Ltd (Pel-Air) has been selected as conditional preferred tenderer for the provision of Fixed Wing Patient Transport Services by the Victorian State Government.

Ian Macdonald - First sod turned on $25 million pilot training academy at Wagga
Monday, 13 July 2009
NSW Minister for State Development Ian Macdonald today helped turn the first sod of soil on a new $25 million development at Wagga Wagga, which aims to make the Riverina city an Asia Pacific leader in pilot training.

Rex Removes Fuel Levy
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Regional Express (Rex) today announced that it will be incorporating the fuel levy into the base fare, effective for all new sales made from 1 July 2009.

REGIONAL EXPRESS SUBSIDIARY PEL-AIR AWARDED OSBORNE MINE CONTRACT
Friday, 29 May 2009
Pel-Air Aviation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regional Express (Rex), has been awarded the Osborne Mine Fly In / Fly Out charter contract.

Reports 3rd Qtr Profit Reduction of 6%
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Regional Express Holdings Limited (Rex) announced a group net profit before tax for Q3 FY09 of $7.5 million, a decrease of 6.3% over last year.

Rex to Cease Metro 3 Freight Services
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Due to the continuing dramatic decline in freight volumes, Regional Express (Rex) will be discontinuing all of its Metro 3 freight services. The services remaining will now be operated by Saab 340 aircraft, which can carry freight more efficiently and economically than the smaller Metro 3s.

Kay Hull MP - Hull calls on Rudd government to support regional aviation
Monday, 23 March 2009
Media release from Kay Hull (The Nationals Member for Riverina) calling on the Rudd government to guarantee regional airlines landing slots at Sydney airport, and not allow a diversion to Bankstown Airport.

Commonwealth Contract Extended
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Regional Express (Rex), today announced that the Commonwealth Government has confirmed that it will extend its current contract with Pel Air Aviation Pty Ltd (Pel Air), a wholly owned subsidiary of Rex, by 2 years till 30 June 2011.

Rex Bushfire Relief Efforts Reach $145,000
Friday, 27 February 2009
Regional Express (Rex) announced that it has raised $145,186.58 for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund after two weeks of fund raising.

Kay Hull MP - Hull welcomes pilot academy to Wagga Wagga
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Media release from Kay Hull (The Nationals Member for Riverina) welcoming the news that Regional Express’ (Rex) wholly owned subsidiary ‘Australian Airline Pilot Academy’ (AAPA) will be relocated to Wagga Wagga, starting April 2009.

The Hon. Ian MacDonald - Regional Express to establish pilot training in Wagga Wagga
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Media release from Ian MacDonald (Minister for State Development) welcoming the decision Rex to establish a pilot training academy in Wagga Wagga bringing much needed jobs to the city.

REX TO CONSTRUCT PILOT ACADEMY AT WAGGA WAGGA
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Regional Express (Rex), in partnership with the City of Wagga Wagga, has today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary ‘Australian Airline Pilot Academy’ (AAPA) will be relocated to Wagga Wagga from its current location in Mangalore, Victoria starting 1 April 2009.

REX TO OFFER AID TO THOSE AFFECTED BY RECENT BUSHFIRES
Monday, 9 February 2009
In view of the recent bushfires that have left hundreds homeless, Regional Express (Rex) will be setting aside a fund of $200,000 in the form of air fares and other means to aid those affected by the bushfires.

REX PLANS TO PHASE OUT OLDER SAAB 340A AIRCRAFT
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
Regional Express (Rex) today announced the overseas sale of VH-KDI, a Saab 340A aircraft which has seen it ending up with Argentine airline SOL Líneas Aéreas.

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