From today onwards, travellers can fly the popular Melbourne-Sydney route on Regional Express Airlines.
The domestic carrier will initially operate three return services and will grow to nine arrivals and nine departures each day by the end of the month – adding approximately 3,000 seats per day to Australia’s busiest flight path.
Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Lorie Argus said Rex’s capital city expansion gives Victorians more choice and flexibility.
“We’re delighted to see Rex move into the major city market, it means lower fares for travellers and even more choice and flexibility for Melburnians wanting to travel on their favourite route,” said Ms Argus.
“With international tourism on hold for the foreseeable future we believe Rex seized a golden opportunity at the right time.
“Rex has served the nation’s regional air needs for almost 20 years and its latest expansion provides even greater connectivity at a time when more people are seeking interstate adventures.”
The airline will utilise a Boeing 737-800 for flights between Melbourne and Sydney.
Rex also operates regional services to seven destinations from Melbourne Airport including: Burnie, King Island, Mount Gambier, Mildura, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Merimbula.