Rex officially launches direct Adelaide to Perth flights

Rex Airlines will introduce three weekly flights from Perth to Adelaide, aiming to attract more interstate visitors to SA beginning next month.

Starting next month, Rex Airlines will launch flights from Perth to Adelaide, offering three weekly services aimed at enticing interstate visitors to South Australia.

This inaugural Perth-Adelaide service by Rex Airlines will enhance competition along this route, drawing more travelers from Western Australia, which represents South Australia’s fourth-largest interstate tourism market, valued at $264 million in 2023.

Scheduled to coincide with the commencement of the WA school holidays, the new service will debut on June 28th, operating thrice weekly on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays. Economy one-way fares are currently available for as low as $249.

“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,” Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison said.

“The commencement of an extra three flights a week from Perth to Adelaide is timed perfectly to coincide with the start of WA school holidays. I encourage Western Australians to take advantage of this new service and low fares and come and visit South Australia. 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.”

With the addition of these Rex flights, over 30,000 annual seats will be introduced to the route. Rex will utilize E-190 jets operated by National Jet Express (NJE), leveraging the substantial bases of NJE in both Adelaide and Perth.

In 2023, nearly 630,000 passengers traveled between Perth and Adelaide.

These flights represent part of Rex Airlines’ domestic expansion efforts, complementing its existing domestic routes into Adelaide, including Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

The most recent aviation data indicates that the total number of weekly domestic seats into Adelaide exceeds 82,500, marking a 5% increase from the previous year, with the new Rex flights expected to contribute further to this growth.

“Rex has been a wonderful supporter of the Adelaide market, including regional links, for many years, and today’s announcement builds on the introduction of services from Adelaide to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane over the past three years,” Brenton Cox, Managing Director Adelaide Airport 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 – in this case just in time for the July school holidays. The new service also will help fill a capacity gap and stimulate traffic volumes on this route.”

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