Regional Express, is an Australian airline based in Mascot, New South Wales. Also known as Rex, it operates scheduled regional services and is Australia's largest regional airline outside the Qantas group of companies, that serves New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, North Queensland and Tasmania. Regional Express was established in 2002, as a merger between two companies, Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines which were acquired by the Australiawide Airlines consortium (set up by former Ansett Australia employees) acquired Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines, merged the two companies and began operating as Rex in August 2002. In 2005, Australiawide Airlines was renamed Regional Express Holdings and partially floated on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rex announced in November 2005, the acquisition of another regional airline, Air Link. Regional Express later expanded into Queensland in 2007 as it began operating flights between Brisbane and Maryborough, only to later suspend operations out of Brisbane due to a shortage of pilots to crew its flights. In response to this shortage, Regional Express announced a cadet-pilot flight training programme in the hope of providing a medium-term solution. 2012 saw Regional Express mark an important milestone in their story as it celebrated its 10th anniversary. Its business philosophy remains today that the bush should, and deserves a qualtiy air service providing good connectivity with capital cities across Australia at affordable prices.
Regional Express cabin luggage information
Passengers are entitled to 1 or 2 pieces of hand luggage, such as a briefcase and one small bag, or two small bags, provided that combined they do not exceed the dimensions: depth 23cm (9in), height 34cm (13in), length 48cm (19in).The total weight of hand luggage must not exceed 7kg for each passengere.Passengers are welcome to substitute one small bag for one suit pack or one garment bag if they desire, (non-rigid frame/unfolded), not exceeding: thickness 11cm (4in), width 60cm (24in), length 114cm (45in).Excess baggage fees will also be levied if total checked baggage including offloaded cabin baggage exceeds the 15Kg checked baggage limit.
Checked baggage allowance varies depending on flight ticket purchased. Economy Class Passengers are allowed up to 15kg or 140cm in linear dimensions (sum of length, breadth and height of item) as checked luggage. If infants are not occupying a seat cannot exceed a total weight of 10Kgs.
News about Regional Express
Regional Express start three new daily flights to Cairns from July in an attempt to increase airline competition and opportunities. These three return flights will run each weekday between Townsville and Cairns. Prices wills tart from %24123.05 and will increase the number of services from two to 34 flights a week between the northern centres.
Receiving a colourful welcome were the inaugural flights between Carins and Bamaga. Showing a real sense of community, schoolchildren, council and communit memembers all turned up to welcoem the first REX flight to Norther Peninsula Area in Cape York.
Responding to attention from around the world regarding the mandated number of crew members on flight deck at any one time during the flight, Regional Express (Rex) is releasing details of its standard operating procedures for all Regular Public Transport (RPT) flights.Chief Operating Officer of REX, Neville Howell declared that all Rex procedures were created bearing in mind first and foremost the security and safety. Since 2011, we have mandated in our Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) that two crew members must be on the flight deck at all times during flight. Present on the flight deck must be another crew member when one of the required flightcrew leaves the flight deck during flight and the flight deck door is locked.
Check in Information
Regional Express offers online check-in from 48 hours up to 60 mins prior to the scheduled flight departure time. Passengers travelling with checked luggage need to drop off their baggage at the Regional Express Check-in Counter before going to the boarding gate with a printed boarding pass and a valid travel document. Passengers who have checked in online with luggage exceeding the carry on cabin allowance will have their luggage offloaded and put on the next available flight. It is the responsibility of the passenger to then collect these bags from the airport when they arrive. Excess baggage fees will also be applied if the luggage offloaded exceeds 15kg. When there are two or more passengers in the same booking that are all travelling with checked baggage, note that web check-in is only available if all passengers are checked-in at the same time. Separate check-ins are not accepted.