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Aviation check MP to examine options

Monday, 15th October, 2012

By Erica Visser

State MP John Williams will investigate air services amid calls to remodel regional aviation and deregulate the Broken Hill to Sydney route.

The proposed "hub and spoke" model would mean flights would converge at a country centre where passengers would board a larger aircraft to travel to Sydney.

The idea was recommended by the Standing Committee into State Development in a recent report on economic and social development in Central Western NSW.

Melbourne here we come

Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012

Rex flight attendant Jenna McLean, captain Natalie Butterworth-Boord, BH Mayor Wincen Cuy, Mildura Airport CEO Bill Burke, Mildura Mayor John Arnold, Rex Deputy Chairman John Sharp, Mildura Airport chairman Peter O’Donnell, Mildura Tourism CEO Rod Trowbridge and Rex first officer Tom Linehan. Rex flight attendant Jenna McLean, captain Natalie Butterworth-Boord, BH Mayor Wincen Cuy, Mildura Airport CEO Bill Burke, Mildura Mayor John Arnold, Rex Deputy Chairman John Sharp, Mildura Airport chairman Peter O’Donnell, Mildura Tourism CEO Rod Trowbridge and Rex first officer Tom Linehan.

By Erica Visser

Broken Hill residents will soon be able to fly to Melbourne via Mildura, Regional Express (Rex) announced yesterday.

The move is a first for the city, which now only has flights to Adelaide, Dubbo and Sydney. The Melbourne service is due to begin on July 9 and will operate six days per week.

“Committed” Rex considers third route

Friday, 2nd March, 2012

Regional Express said it would do everything in its power to prevent flights to and from Broken Hill being cut in the face of rising costs.

It might even establish a new service to Melbourne, said Rex’s General Manager of Network Strategy, Warrick Lodge.

Mr Lodge said other centres may have flights reduced or cancelled due to falling passenger numbers and rising fuel costs.

He said an agreement with BH City Council, which provided certainty of airport charges for the next five years, meant Rex considered flights to and from Broken Hill differently.

Flights may be diverted

Saturday, 24th December, 2011

A leaked report has revealed that Rex flights may be forced to land at Bankstown Airport because Sydney’s main airport is filled to capacity.

The report cited Bankstown and Richmond airports as options for expansion into a  hub for country services such as Rex and Qantas Jetlink.

The report comes after years of speculation over whether Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport had reached capacity. 

‘We’ll fly the coop’

Wednesday, 9th November, 2011

REJECTED: Regional Express have said higher taxes will have a significant impact on its local operation. REJECTED: Regional Express have said higher taxes will have a significant impact on its local operation.

Rex threatens to quit city

By Craig Brealey

 Regional Express airlines has threatened to reduce its flights or even quit the city if City Council insists on charging it a higher tax. 

Rex has rejected a five-year agreement proposed by Council that, the airline says, would cost it an extra $125,000 a year in head tax at the airport.

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