Regional Express Airlines (REX)


Regional Express Airlines (Rex Airlines) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline, currently servicing airports across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia.

In addition to flights from major centres to regional destinations such as Ballina (Byron Bay), Esperance and Port Lincoln, Rex Airlines also connects regional passengers to state capitals, with regular services to Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Pre-Flight Information

Check-in Information

Airport Check-in

Airport check-in closes 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time for Rex flights departing from airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland and Perth. Check-in closes 20 minutes ahead of departure for Rex Airlines flights servicing regional airports in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia. Passengers departing from Burketown Airport, Queensland are advised that airport check-in closes 60 minutes ahead of the scheduled flight time.

It’s recommended that passengers planning to check-in with baggage present their bags at the airport at least 60 minutes prior to departure. For passengers departing Burketown Airport with baggage, bags should be presented at least 90 minutes prior to departure.

Online Check-in

Rex Airlines' online check-in service opens 48 hours prior to departure and closes 60 minutes ahead of the scheduled flight time.


Cabin Baggage

Rex Airlines passengers are permitted two items of cabin baggage: one briefcase and one small bag, or two small bags, with a maximum weight of 7kg. The two items must not exceed 23cm depth, 34cm height and 48cm length. One item of baggage may be substituted for a garment bag (unfolded) or suit pack, as long as it does not exceed 11cm thickness, 60cm width and 114cm length. Cabin baggage is only permitted for passengers who are occupying a paid seat.


Checked Baggage

Rex Flex (Y) Class passengers and International Connecting passengers are permitted 23kg of included checked baggage. All other classes of travel are entitled to a maximum of 15kg checked baggage. Infants not occupying a seat have a 10kg allowance, and this includes items such as a stroller, carry basket, car seat or fold-up cot.

Connecting passengers are entitled to a 23kg baggage allowance provided that at least the first leg of their flight is booked in Rex Flex (Y) class. Where passengers are travelling on a return flight, a 23kg baggage allowance is permitted in the legs booked in Rex Flex (Y).

Frequent Flyer

Rex Business Flyer

Helping businesses to save on travel costs, the Rex Business Flyer program awards two Reward Flights for every 18 flights flown. With a single Frequent Flyer number assigned to each business, all staff travel helps to accrue Reward Flights. Reward Flights may be redeemed for services travelling across any sector of the Rex Airlines network.


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In-Flight Experience


Rex Airlines operates lounges at Sydney Airport’s Domestic Terminal 2, Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4 and Adelaide Airport’s Terminal 1. Rex Airlines lounges feature free WiFi, plasma TVs, and workstations equipped with computers and phones for free local calls. The lounges also provide snacks, beverages (including beer and wine after 3pm), and a wide variety of newspapers and magazines. A private meeting room is also available at Sydney and Melbourne Airports. To access the lounges, passengers require either an annual membership or a casual pass (subject to availability). Rex Lounge members may invite one guest into the lounge for free, with a second guest permitted for a fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Rex Airlines have a frequent flyer program?

Rex Airlines offers a frequent flyer program to regular business travelers, called the Rex Business Flyer. The program was established to aid businesses in reducing their travel costs.

Is Rex Airlines a budget airline?

Rex Airlines is not a budget airline. It is Australia's largest independent regional airline, and was named the Regional Airline of the Year 2010 at the Air Transport World (ATW) Industry Achievement Awards.

Does a ticket with Rex Airlines include baggage?

Rex Airlines provides passengers on all fares (except Rex Flex) with a 15kg baggage allowance. Passengers travelling on a Rex Flex Fare are permitted a 23kg baggage allowance. Passengers with international connections are allowed a free baggage allowance of 23kg, however must present their international itinerary in order to obtain this inclusion.

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Webjet Servicing Fee Domestic $21.95, New Zealand $24.95, International $32.95
Booking Price Guarantee Fee Domestic $12.95, New Zealand $14.95, International $21.95
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