Rex Launches Daily Brisbane to Adelaide Flight Ahead of Summer

Rex Airlines, part of Regional Express Holdings, is all geared up to bring back one of its most important routes between 2 major Australian cities. Here are all the details on Rex flight ZL913/ZL906 and how it’ll work.

The Importance of The Announcement For Rex And Brisbane Airport

Rex is the largest Australian regional airline which doesn’t depend from the Qantas group. This makes it quite a unique entity in the Aussie aviation industry and an important link for many rural parts of the country.

The regional airline is for many the main way to travel from and to their homes in secondary towns and cities across the country. Therefore the addition of this long missing route between Brisbane and Adelaide is an important link for thousands of travellers. It represents more than just the direct flight as many passengers might transit from and to services ZL913/ZL906.

The route in 2019, last normal year of air traffic volumes, saw 875,000 travellers fly direct services from Brisbane to Adelaide. However since then the Brisbane to Adelaide route was lacking available seats. However the last brick in the wall is the new Rex Airlines ZL913 and ZL906 flight services which will bring the number of available seats back to 99% of 2019 levels.

Rex Airlines Boeing 737-800 Winglet

The New Brisbane to Adelaide flight ZL913/ZL906 Schedule

The returning Rex flight from Brisbane to Adelaide will connect these two cities on a daily basis. The first service is set to takeoff on October 30th, in order to serve the busy summer months. Flights will operate following this schedule:

Flight NumberDeparture AirportAirport CodeDeparture TimeArrival AirportAirport CodeArrival TimeFlight Duration
Rex Airlines LogoZL906AdelaideADL10:30BrisbaneBNE12:302h 30m
Rex Airlines LogoZL913BrisbaneBNE13:15AdelaideADL16:302h 45m

Flights start as low as 149 AUD$ per route which is quite affordable considering that you get checked and carry on baggage allowance even with the lowest air fare.

Rex Airlines Boeing 737-800 on Tarmak at Gold Coast Airport

The Plane for Rex’s Brisbane to Adelaide Flights

Australian carrier Rex operates a 2 aircraft type fleet. One type is used for its extensive regional network, the other for its domestic flights.

The aircraft of choice for the regional, shorter, routes is the turboprop SAAB 340 capable of seating up to 33 passengers on a full load.

On the other hand for all other domestic routes, with a longer range and larger capacity demand, including this new service, the airline uses a fleet of 8 Boeing 737-800s.

Rex Airlines’ Boeing 737-800s feature a 2 class configuration, with:

  • 8 Business Class seats
  • 30 Premium Economy Class Seats
  • 138 Economy Class seats

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