Rex launches new Perth-Adelaide route

Rex will use E-190 jets from National Jet Express for the new route.

Rex Airlines will launch a new Perth to Adelaide route from next month, with three weekly flights adding more than 30,000 seats annually.

The new service will start on June 28 and operate three times weekly on Monday, Friday and Sunday using E-190 jets from National Jet Express.

Western Australia is South Australia’s fourth largest interstate market for tourism, worth $264 million in 2023.

“It is very welcome news that Rex will start flying Perth to Adelaide, adding more flights into our state, offering another option for visitors from WA to come and explore South Australia,” said SA Tourism Minister Zoe Bettison.

“This is a great opportunity for interstate visitors to experience our great food and wine, immerse themselves into the unique landscape, and be part of our exciting blockbuster events.”

Brenton Cox, managing director of Adelaide Airport, said the carrier has been “a wonderful supporter of the Adelaide market for many years”.

“Today’s announcement builds on the introduction of services from Adelaide to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over the past three years,” he said.

“It’s great to witness Rex’s growth in the domestic market and offering more choice for travellers on one of our key domestic routes. The new service also will help fill a capacity gap and stimulate traffic volumes on this route.”