Increased REX flights to regional locations announced

Midwest Times
File picture of a REX aircraft.
Camera IconFile picture of a REX aircraft. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Carnarvon and Monkey Mia are set to benefit from increased flights from the end of the month as part of a $9 million State Government investment into regional aviation.

From August 31 Regional Express Airline will increase flights between Perth and Carnarvon to eight flights weekly from the current five flight schedule.

Similarly Monkey Mia will see an additional flight scheduled taking the service up to four times weekly.

South West flights will also increase with Albany set to receive 14 services a week up from eight and Esperance services will increase from eight services a week to 13.

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the new increases to regional air services were great news for locals offering more choice.

"While flights haven't quite returned to pre-COVID schedules, we are well on our way to improving aviation services to and from the regions,” she said. Providing more choice and flexibility for regional residents.”

REX general manager for network strategy and sales Warrick Lodge said the company was pleased to be increasing the number of flights because the company understood the importance to communities.

“Although passenger numbers remain significantly lower than before the pandemic, it has been positive to see passenger numbers growing quite strongly,” he said.

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