REX Airlines has gone ahead with plans to form an interline service agreement with Delta Air Lines, pulling the trigger on the deal this week.
The partnership will make it easier for Rex passengers to connect to more than 40 US cities on the DL network, with passengers able to book all services, including connecting flights, under the one booking, with a single baggage drop available where permitted.
“We are proud to enhance our services to our ever increasing loyal customers by offering seamless connections from our regional and domestic ports to a quality international carrier such as Delta Air Lines,” Rex Deputy Chairman John Sharp said.
“This interline arrangement will make it easier for Australians to visit the US allowing customers to connect onto DL’s American network and for Americans to explore more of Australia with over 58 destinations,” he added.
The deal is also expected to help the growing volume of American tourists visit our shores from major hubs like Los Angeles.
“We are excited to be expanding the domestic Australian relationship with Rex Airlines to enable our customers to connect seamlessly to our daily Sydney – Los Angeles flight,” DL’s Head of Sales – Australia and New Zealand Nicole Bennett said.
“This service will increase to 10 flights per week from 18 December flying our flagship A350.”
The move follows similar agreements forged between Virgin Australia and a range of big international carriers, which formed pricing deals with United Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.