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Rex To Take Delivery Of First 737 In Full Airline Livery

Rex Airlines marks another major milestone on December 24th 2020, as the first of its Boeing 737-800NGs lands in Sydney in full Rex livery (airline colours). The aircraft arrived in Brisbane today (Dec 23rd) just after 7:30pm on a transit stop after its major scheduled check overseas. The aircraft is due to touch down in Sydney at 8:30am on Christmas Eve.

Planespotters will be in for a treat as they finally get to see Rex’s official livery on its Boeing 737 in the Sydney skies.

Rex has leased six Boeing 737-800NG aircraft in readiness for its inaugural service from

Melbourne to Sydney commencing 1 March 2021. Brisbane will be added to Rex’s capital city network after Easter.

Rex’s Deputy Chairman the Hon John Sharp AM said, “The livery of Australia’s favourite Regional Airline is now emblazoned on a 737, ready for take-off. It’s a historic moment.”

“Our second 737 is currently being painted by Douglas Aerospace at one of the country’s finest aircraft paint facilities in Wagga Wagga. The remaining four 737s are undergoing scheduled checks and will be brought in-country over the next 3 months.”

“With Rex’s entry into the domestic market, passengers are no longer forced to choose between cheap fares that come with limited service and reliable service with premium fares. Rex is bringing its renowned country hospitality to the capital city market, offering twice the value at half the cost. This is the shake-up Australia’s domestic aviation sector has been crying out for and it could not have come at a better time, as Australia struggles to recover from the worst pandemic in the last century.”

To celebrate its launch, Rex is offering 100,000 special $79 fares between Melbourne and Sydney on sale now at

An incredible range of “thru-fares” is also available on, for passengers who need to get from their hometown in regional Australia to Sydney or Melbourne, with no fuss and minimal cost.

Special thru-fares are available from 14 regional centres.

“In one quick visit to our website, or the travel agent, a passenger can book an affordable fare to Sydney or Melbourne, without worrying about buying extra tickets, organising baggage transfer and checking back in as they connect flights. It’s a big win for the customer.”

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