New Sydney hub to bolster Rex Airlines’ regional footprint

Rex Airlines will be based out of Sydney after the NSW government stepped in with a funding boost.

The new national hub for Rex Airlines will include a Boeing Flight Simulator Centre, a new aircraft hangar and an increase in the capacity of its call centre in Orange.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said securing Sydney as the airline’s national hub was part of the Government’s economic recovery strategy.

“A strong domestic aviation sector is critical to our recovery from the pandemic and it’s important there is healthy competition in the industry,” Perrottet said.

“By supporting Rex Airlines to expand its Sydney headquarters we are not only creating thousands of new jobs, but signalling to the world that NSW is open and ready to welcome travellers.”

Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said this investment will bolster Rex’s regional footprint.

Rex Airlines Deputy Chairman John Sharp welcomed the support of the NSW Government in the company’s planned expansion.

“Without the Jobs Plus Program assistance, Rex’s expansion plans in the state would never have materialised in this pandemic climate and many new jobs would not be created,” Sharp said.