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Old 5th February 2022, 04:28 PM
Greg Hyde Greg Hyde is offline
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Jobs to flow as Rex makes Sydney home


Rex's choice to make Sydney its national hub will create thousands of jobs in NSW, the premier says.

Rex's choice to make Sydney its national hub will create thousands of jobs in NSW, the premier says.

Securing Sydney as the national hub for Rex Airlines is expected to create more than 2500 new jobs for NSW.

The state government will support the domestic carrier's decision with a package linked to its $250 million Jobs Plus program.

Launched in October, Jobs Plus aims to encourage companies to establish and expand their footprint in NSW with payroll tax relief, streamlined planning approvals and rebates enabling infrastructure construction.

Rex says it will build a Boeing Flight Simulator Centre in Sydney along with a new aircraft hangar and boost the capacity of its call centre at Orange, in the state's central west.

Premier Dominic Perrottet says the agreement forms part of the government's plan to help NSW bounce back from the damage caused COVID-19.
"A strong domestic aviation sector is critical to our recovery from the pandemic and it's important there is healthy competition in the industry," he said.

"By supporting Rex Airlines to expand its Sydney headquarters we are not only creating thousands of new jobs but signalling to the world that NSW is open and ready to welcome travellers."

Deputy Premier and NSW Regional Minister Paul Toole says the carrier's investment will lead to 1300 direct and 1200 indirect jobs by June 2024.

"This funding builds on our commitment to better connect people across all corners of the state, whether it is locals travelling to the city or Sydneysiders checking out what regional NSW has to offer," he said in a statement.

"Regional NSW is the engine room of the state and this investment will bolster Rex's regional footprint, helping stimulate local economies, boosting livelihoods and creating jobs where they're needed most."

Rex's deputy chairman John Sharp says without the Jobs Plus assistance, the airline expansion would not have materialised.

Australian Associated Press

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sto...s-sydney-home/
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Old 10th February 2022, 11:32 AM
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I take it they are going to build a hangar big enough for a 737 at Sydney?
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Old 18th February 2022, 06:18 AM
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I take it they are going to build a hangar big enough for a 737 at Sydney?
They might need more than that if they grow to 30 aircraft as was announced in Singapore yesterday at the air show.

https://australianaviation.com.au/20...-from-6-to-30/
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Old 31st March 2022, 08:28 AM
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ch-aviation article for members only states REX moots ATR42.
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Old 31st March 2022, 09:56 AM
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ch-aviation article for members only states REX moots ATR42.
Well, the 42 is the only turboprop currently in production (in the west) between 19 and 72 seats, so it has that advantage.

Rex said in Jun 2020 they entered into an agreement with ATR, but I haven't heard much since.
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Old 31st March 2022, 12:00 PM
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Given the YSSY space limitations, landing and take off slots (post maintenance checks) possible high rent costs and space required for a 30+ fleet, would'nt it be worth looking at alternative locations for a larger base such as say Avalon or Brisbane?
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