MASCOT, AUSTRALIAAustralia's regional carrier Rex announced that it had signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a lessor for the lease of two Boeing 737-800NG jets.

The two aircraft are expected to arrive in late August, increasing the airline's Boeing 737 fleet to eight, and are scheduled to enter service on Rex’s domestic network in September.

Rex is Australia’s largest independent regional and domestic airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 and six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to 61 destinations throughout all states in Australia. In addition to the airline Rex, the Rex Group comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Pel-Air Aviation (air freight, aeromedical, and charter operator) and the two pilot academies, Australian Airline Pilot Academy in Wagga Wagga and Ballarat.