Rex to shut down all Queensland services

30 March, 2020

Regional Express (Rex) reported (31-Mar-2020) plans to shut down its Queensland Regular Public Transport services, effective 01-Apr-2020. The five regulated routes operated under Contract with the Queensland Government. Rex reported it has "no choice but to declare a Force Majeure event for the Contract and suspend all services on Queensland regulated routes indefinitely until it has the ability to service the contract in a commercially viable manner". Rex stated Australia's Government is funding one return weekly flight per route, and this reduced schedule approach was rejected by the Queensland State Government. [more - original PR]