Customers of Australia’s regional airline Rex can look forward to a new partnership with US-based Delta Air Lines which will let them connect seamlessly to Delta’s Sydney-Los Angeles flights and travel onwards throughout North America.

Similarly, Delta customers travelling to regional Australia will be able to connect to Rex’s rapidly increasing network.

The airlines today announced they have signed a Letter of Intent which confirms the parties’ intention to enter into a ‘definitive commercial
agreement’. The final agreement will see Rex and Delta providing reciprocal interline ticketing and baggage services to each other commencing during the third quarter of 2022.

“This is a milestone moment for Rex and our passengers. Rex is delighted to forge a partnership with America’s most awarded airline. Our tie-up with Delta will help boost the post-COVID return of long-haul international travel,” Rex Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM, said.

“Rex’s passengers will be able to connect seamlessly on Delta’s daily, non-stop flights between Sydney and Los Angeles, a frequency which will increase to 10 flights a week beginning December 18, 2022, and from there to nearly 50 cities in the U.S.”

Rex is Australia’s largest independent airline operating a fleet of 60 Saab 340 and 6 Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft to 62 destinations throughout all states in Australia, though overwhelmingly concentrated on the east coast.

Delta previously had a partnership with Virgin Australia, but was dumped for United Airlines.

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