Rex Introduces Community Fare Scheme Ahead Of Perth - Carnarvon / Monkey Mia Launch
In February 2018 the Western Australian (WA) Government announced Regional Express (Rex) as the successful tenderer to operate the Regular Public Transport (RPT) air services on the Perth – Carnarvon / Monkey Mia (Shark Bay) route. This confers on Rex the sole right to operate on the route for a five-year term commencing on 2 July 2018.
Rex has today announced that it has entered into historic 5 year partnership agreements with the Shire of Carnarvon and RAC, the owners of Carnarvon and Shark Bay airports, to provide the Rex Community Fare scheme through until 30 June 2023.
The $199 (Carnarvon) and $157 (Monkey Mia) Community Fare is available on 25% of seats on the Perth - Carnarvon / Monkey Mia routes for advanced bookings of at least 60 days prior to departure. In addition, all remaining seats one day prior to departure will be available at the Community Fare (Rex Promo) level.
Warrick Lodge, Rex General Manager Network Strategy & Sales said, “I would like to thank the Shire of Carnarvon and RAC for having the confidence to work in partnership with Rex. Following the successful introduction of the Community Fare scheme in Albany and Esperance in WA, Broken Hill, Moruya, Parkes and Orange in NSW, Burnie in Tasmania and Mt Isa in Queensland, Rex is confident that both Carnarvon and Monkey Mia will reap the same significant benefits that these 8 other regional communities have enjoyed and embraced.”
“The Rex Community Fare scheme between Carnarvon / Monkey Mia and Perth is only made possible through a collaborative partnership approach and Rex expects the Community Fare to drive significant passenger growth to the mutual benefit of the local communities and the airline.”
Commencing Monday 2 July 2018, Rex will operate 24 weekly services between Perth and Carnarvon and 12 weekly services between Perth and Monkey Mia. This represents a 20 per cent increase in flight frequency for Carnarvon and a 50% increase in flight frequency for Monkey Mia in comparison to the current flight frequency offered by the incumbent airline.
The extra flight frequency between Perth and Carnarvon will deliver a consistent Monday to Friday flight schedule with a.m. and p.m. return services, for the convenience of regular travellers. The 12 weekly services between Perth and Monkey Mia will operate daily from Sunday to Friday inclusive. The flight schedule is attached.
Flights to both destinations are on sale now.