The Australian regional air carrier Rex Airlines signed a letter of intent (LOI) to lease two Boeing 737-800NG jets.
The deal was announced on February 14, 2023. The delivery of two aircraft is expected in June and July 2023. The aircraft are reportedly on loan from Singapore Airlines.
“Rex’s domestic jet services have been performing very strongly and have been profitable in the past four months,” Australia’s former transport minister turned deputy chairman of Rex John Sharp said. “The travelling public has been crying out for our reliable and affordable services in the light of the shameless price gouging by Qantas and these new additions will help to alleviate the situation.”
“We are still deciding where to deploy these additional aircraft and will explore all options,” Sharp concluded.
The lease will bring the total Boeing 737-800NGs fleet of Rex to nine aircraft. The regional airline also operates a fleet of 61 Saab 340.