Rex expands down south with new Melbourne-Hobart route

Rex expands down south with new Melbourne-Hobart route
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Hobart will become Rex’s fourth Tasmanian destination as the airline has announced daily flights between Melbourne and Hobart will begin on 17 August.

Rex already operates regular flights to the North West Tasmanian cities of Burnie and Devonport while also flying to King Island.

The airline’s deputy chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM, unveiled details of the new route in Hobart this morning. He was joined by the Tasmanian Premier and Minister for Tourism, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, the CEO of Hobart Airport, Norris Carter and Sarah Clark, CEO of Tourism Tasmania.

Hobart is the second new destination Rex has announced in recent days, as it added two more Boeing 737s to its fleet. Last week the airline said it would begin direct Adelaide-Sydney flights on 29 June.

Rex’s route map

The flights will depart Melbourne at 12.15 pm and arriving in Hobart at 1.30 pm. The return Hobart-Melbourne service will take off at 2.15 pm and touch down in Melbourne 75 minutes later.

This schedule will provide good connections for flights to and from Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Starting from $79 one way, travellers can enjoy full service flight which includes baggage allowance, seat selection and a snack on board. Business Class will be available from $349.

“Hobart is one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations which we are delighted to add to our network,” Sharp said.

“Our long-standing commitment to Tasmania spans more than 40 years through our regional airline services. For too long, Hobart has had to endure sky-high airfares because of capacity constraints and price gouging by our competitors.”

“Our new service will provide passengers with affordable fares delivered with Rex’s trademark country hospitality and reliability.”

Rex has been looking to expand its Boeing 737 services as they are rising up as the bread winner for the airline over its regional operations. Four months ago, the airline signed a letter of intent (LOI) to lease two more Boeing 737-800NGs following a profitable period.

The airline also recently announced that it would launch a Sydney-Adelaide service. The new route, Rex’s eighth domestic route, will begin on 29 June.

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