Rex to lease two more Boeing 737s for jet operations

The airline says it is undetermined where the new aircraft will fly.

REX Airlines has signed a letter of intent to lease two more Boeing 737-800NG jets.

The two aircraft are expected to arrive in Australia in Jun and Jul, and will bring Rex’s fleet of the 737-800s to nine.

“The travelling public has been crying out for our reliable and affordable services in the light of the shameless price gouging by Qantas and these new additions will help to alleviate the situation,” Deputy Chair John Sharp said.

“We are still deciding where to deploy these additional aircraft and will explore all options.”

Sharp added Rex’s domestic jet services have been performing very strongly and have been profitable for the past four months, as forecast in the airline’s prediction of a profit this year.

Rex recently flagged the potential for its rural Saab operations to return to profitability in the third quarter of the financial year.

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