Rex Airlines expansion paves way for 2,500 jobs in NSW, Australia

Rext Airlines operates a fleet of 60 Saab 340 and 6 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to 62 destinations throughout all states in Australia ©AirTeamImages

The New South Wales (NSW) Government has helped generate more than 2,500 new jobs, providing support that has secured Sydney as the national hub for Rex Airlines.

The package is part of the US$250 million “Jobs Plus” programme, offering companies support to establish and expand their footprint in NSW, including payroll tax relief, streamlined planning approvals and rebates enabling infrastructure construction.

Rex Airlines has announced it will build a Boeing Flight Simulator Centre at Rex’s Sydney headquarters, construct a new aircraft hangar and boost the capacity of its call centre in Orange.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said securing Sydney as the airline’s national hub was part of the Government’s economic recovery strategy. “A strong domestic aviation sector is critical to our recovery from the pandemic and it’s important there is healthy competition in the industry,” Perrottet 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 Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said this investment would lead to 1,300 direct and 1,200 indirect jobs by June 2024.

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