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February 1, 2023

REX to trial direct flights from Lismore to Sydney

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Regional Express will trial direct flights between Lismore and Sydney next month and Lismore City Mayor Isaac Smith has welcomed the decision.

‘This is great news and shows that Rex recognises the growing importance of Lismore in its regional network.,’ he said.  ‘Direct flights mean local business people can spend a full business day in Sydney and return home in the evening.

‘It is also a boost for our airport. For a regional city such as Lismore, the airport is an important contributor to our economy.

Currently flying three return trips to Sydney on weekdays, the trial is a backflip from 2014 when Rex rerouted two of its three daily direct Lismore to Sydney services via Grafton.

With initial prices ranging from around $200 to $555 each way, the flights will operate from March 30 to May 1, departing Lismore at 6.40am and arrive in Sydney at 8.20am and returning from Sydney at 6.25pm and arriving in Lismore at 8.05pm.

‘I encourage all business people travelling to Sydney next month to support Lismore by supporting this new service.,’ said Mr Smith.

Seats can be booked with Regional Express at www.rex.com.au.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Much as I have loved travelling with Rex in the past (I was a weekly rider for a couple of years or so)
    at those prices they’re a luxury I can’t afford. There is no shortage of alternatives at a third of the price.
    I assume most passengers these days are having their fares paid by large organisations with deep pockets or great contract deals.
    Rex badly needs to upgrade its systems, equipment and thinking and deliver faster and cheaper services or it will go the way of the local rail service.

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