Rex Airlines have announced that following an emergency board meeting the company will shut down its expansive Regular Public Transport air services, unless the Federal and State Governments are willing to underwrite the losses.
Rex’s Deputy Chairman, the Hon John Sharp AM said, “Rex is supportive of the strong measures taken by the Federal and State Governments such as the shutting of State borders and imposing a lockdown within the States as well as discouraging all non-essential travel. These measures will definitely reduce the number of infections from COVID-19, prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed and save many lives.”
This affects both Port Augusta and Whyalla Airports, along with 7 other Regional South Australian Airports.
Rex have stated that, if an assistance package of sufficient viability can be negotiated by the 27th of March, Rex may be able to reconsider its plans to suspend services.
If not, operations will cease from April the 6th.
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