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Rex restores Grafton to Sydney route

Geoff Helisma

Rex airline has “announced it will continue to operate several routes which had been earlier earmarked for closure at the end of this month”, it said in a media release on Monday March 22.

“This follows the unexpected decision by the Federal Government to continue the Regional Aviation Network Support (RANS) program until end September 2021.”

Rex has reinstated the five routes that it had planned to cut when the RANS was due to expire at the end of March: Sydney – Bathurst, Sydney – Cooma, Sydney – Lismore, Sydney – Grafton and Adelaide – Kangaroo Island.

Fares for travel on these routes, from April onwards, were to be available as of Monday evening.

Page MP Kevin Hogan said he was “pleased about the decision.

These flights are important for our local economy and connects our region to major population centres,” Mr Hogan said in a media release.

“Rex will continue to receive Federal Government support through the Regional Aviation Support Network until 30 September 2021.”