Rex increases network in response to QantasLink Jul-2020 shedule

    Regional Express (Rex) announced (05-Jun-2020) plans to increase its network in response to QantasLink‘s increased schedule which is in competition with Rex, and will provide nine times weekly services on these competitive routes. Rex COO Neville Howell stated Rex is “still seeing a 90% drop in passenger numbers” however QantasLink’s updated Jul-2020 schedule “compels us to match this move so as not to be squeezed out of the market. The outcome may result in both carriers doubling or tripling their losses on these routes given the expected load factors of 30% or less”.