Rex, Mildura heal divide
REGIONAL Express (Rex) has signed a new four-year deal with Mildura Airport to maintain services to Melbourne, Adelaide and Broken Hill after overcoming a stoush over increased airport taxes (TD 19 Jul 2018).
“We are pleased that relations with Mildura Airport have been repaired following the personal involvement of the Chairs of both the Mildura Airport and Rex Boards,” said Rex General Manager Network Strategy & Sales Warrick Lodge.
Rex has also flagged its intentions to reconsider the re-introduction of the Mildura-Sydney route once the pilot shortage has eased.
“I look forward to continuing conversations with Rex that will again see direct flights to Sydney a reality,” said Mildura Airport Chairman Peter O’Donnell.
Rex has also introduced a new Community Fare scheme between Mildura and Adelaide.
The cheaper $129 ticket price is available on 25% of total seats between the two destinations for advanced bookings of 30 days prior to departure.
The Community Fare will also be offered for all remaining seats within 24 hours prior to take off.
“The Community Fare Scheme has been a runaway success everywhere it has been introduced and we have seen up to 28% of all tickets sold on some routes in WA sold under the scheme,” Lodge said.
“We are sure that the Mildura community will also reap the same benefits,” he added.