REX AIRLINES: To fly direct Sydney–Adelaide. I might have to try them.
As regular readers will know, I am a boy from Adelaide originally. I frequently visit my hometown to catch up with friends and family. But not on REX yet. I did have a trip scheduled in their first weeks of flying. But a change of plans and then the pandemic put paid to that. I’ve wanted to fly with them since then, so now a direct Sydney-Adelaide route may be my chance.
REX, or Regional Express, according to ET will start flying on the Sydney-Adelaide route daily on 29 June. Launch fares of AU$99 one way for economy and AU$399 for Business Class are available t until 31 July. You’ll be flying on one of seven Boeing 737, which is the standard jet REX uses for its inter-capital city routes. Most of these are ex-Virgin Australia and retain their eight business class and 168 economy seats. 30 of those have extra legroom.
Not the first time to Adelaide
This is not the first time REX has flown into Adelaide. It established a Melbourne-Adelaide route in March 2021. It just meant that if I wanted to go to Adelaide, I would have to go via Melbourne. I have been known to do this even on Qantas in a bid to earn some extra status credits.
This is great news, providing another option to fly to Adelaide from Sydney. It now means that all four domestic airlines in Australia will cover the route. That’s Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and now REX. Oh, and REX has Wifi – paid unfortunately at AU$6.50 a flight.
Fare war, anyone?