Rex extends fleet with one Saab 340B

A Saab 340B aircraft, which belonged to Vincent Aviation before it went into administration, has been delivered to Regional Express (Rex), bringing the Rex Group’s Saab 340 fleet to a total of 52 aircraft, with 40 of them fully paid for in cash and the rest on a short term mortgage.“The aircraft is intended for deployment in Queensland where new opportunities have opened up with the collapse of Skytrans,” commented Rex's general manager of network strategy and sales, Warrick Lodge."With the award of five Queensland Government regulated routes to Rex, we now service 23 towns and cities across the state. This provides us with the economies of scale to further service the more remote parts of Queensland like the Cape Peninsula, as well as respond to the solicitations of other cities that have been crying out for our great hospitable air services at affordable fares," Lodge continued. “The past 30 months have seen passenger numbers declining due to the economy and the increased competition. Rex needs to respond to this challenge by finding growth in other areas. Queensland represents the perfect opportunity for us given its size, geography and absence of quality regional carriers.”

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