Australia's Rex takes delivery of seventh Boeing 737 NG jet

NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA — Australian regional carrier Rex Airlines has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-800NG jet, further bolstering the airline's jet fleet deployed on its domestic network.


The aircraft, registered VH-MFM, arrived in Brisbane last night from Montpellier in France, adorned in the distinctive Rex livery. Before being painted, the aircraft underwent a scheduled heavy maintenance check at an engineering facility in Montpellier, France.

It is the seventh Boeing 737-800NG to be added to Rex's Air Operator's Certificate (AOC). The aircraft is expected to enter service in early September.

This will enable Rex to add additional capacity on the "Golden Triangle" between Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne.

"Our seventh aircraft allows us to meet the ever-increasing demand for Rex's services given the shocking reliability on both Qantas and Virgin Australia," Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM, said.

"Demand for Rex flights is so great that we are urgently looking for another two Boeing 737- 800NGs which we hope to deploy by Q2 - Q3 of this Financial Year," he added.

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