Airline banner image
Rex Regional Express logo inside white rounded rectangle

Search & book flights with
Rex Regional Express

Flash iconInstant booking confirmation
No-entry iconCancellation Protection available
Phone iconExpert customer service

Trusted globally

Rated Excellent on Trustpilot

We’re super proud of our Trustpilot rating, but don’t just take it from us. See why millions of others love booking their flights through Alternative Airlines

Baggage Policy

arrow down

With Rex Regional Express, you can take both carry-on and checked baggage onboard your flight. Weight and size restrictions vary depending on your fare type.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are entitled to two small bags that must fit within the dimensions of 23 x 34 x 48cm (9 x 13 x 19in) each or one briefcase and a small bag. The combined weight of this baggage must be no heavier than 7kg / 15lbs. In addition to this, passengers are entitled to bring on a personal item such as a handbag, a walking stick, an infant's food, a blanket or a camera.

Infants are not given a carry-on baggage allowance unless they have their own seats.

Checked Baggage

Baggage must not exceed the overall dimensions of 140cm (55in). The free baggage allowance weight will depend on the type of fare that the passenger has purchased. Take a look at our table below to see the free baggage allowance.

Passengers with Rex Flex (Y) Class fares are permitted 1 free piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 23kg / 50lbs.

Passengers on all other cabin class fares are permitted 1 free piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 15kg / 33lbs.

If you're flying on a connecting flight on an international route, you're permitted 1 free piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 23kg / 50lbs.

Infants are permitted 1 free piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 10kg / 22lbs.

Please note that wheelchairs, crutches or prosthetics for passengers with reduced mobility are not included in the baggage allowance limitations. Dangerous goods are not allowed onboard or in the baggage hold.

Excess Baggage

Excess baggage can be added to your booking when booking with Alternative Airlines subject to an extra charge. Any baggage exceeding 32kg / 70lbs will be accepted as air freight instead of checked baggage. This is due to health and safety regulations. Excess baggage may be travelling on the next available flight if the flight lacks capacity.

Cabin Classes

arrow down

Economy Class is the only cabin class that Rex offers. The cabin is comfortable and pleasant, with the airline's flight attendants on hand to help with anything that passengers might need.


Seats give 76cm / 30in of pitch and 47cm / 18.5in of width. There are around 30 seats per aircraft.

On select flights, Rex offers a number of extra legroom seats, which are named 'Rextra Legroom'. These seats are available to purchase at an additional cost and are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.

In-flight Entertainment

arrow down

Rex doesn't have an in-flight entertainment system installed on its aircraft, however, it does have in-flight magazines that are available to read on select flights.

Passengers are also welcome to bring their own personal electronic devices on board which can be used in flight mode when the fasten seatbelt signs are switched off.


arrow down

There's no Wi-Fi network available onboard Rex Regional Express flights.

Food & Drink

arrow down

Passengers are offered light refreshments once in flight. Although refreshments are subject to change, these usually consist of a soft or alcoholic drink and a packet of potato chips, a biscuit or another light snack.


arrow down

You can check in online or at the airport with Rex Regional Express flights. Keep reading to find out the different opening and closing times for check-in with Rex.

Online Check-in

Online check-in opens 48 hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes 60 minutes prior. Passengers can check in using the Rex Regional Express web check-in page.

Prepare your booking and photo identification details in order to proceed with online check-in.

Passengers with reduced mobility, unaccompanied minors or travelling with carers must check in at the airport.

Airport Check-in

If passengers can't check in online or would prefer not to, they can check in at the airport. This can be done by visiting one of the check-in agents at the check-in desks.

Here are the closing times for airport check-in at each airport:

  • 60 minutes before departure time at Burketown Airport
  • 30 minutes before departure time at Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Queensland airports (excluding Burketown)
  • 20 minutes before departure time at regional airports in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

It's recommended to arrive at the airport 30 minutes before closing time at the very least.

Frequent Flyer Program

arrow down

Rex Regional Express' frequent flyer program is called 'Rex Business Flyer'.

Rex Business Flyer

Rex Business Flyer is the airline's frequent flyer program. Through Rex Business Flyer, passengers can earn points that they can collect and use to purchase future Rex Regional Express flights.

With Rex Business Flyer, for every eighteen flight sectors flown, passengers will earn two reward flights (exclusive of taxes).

Airline Alliance

arrow down

Rex Regional Express isn't a member of any airline alliance.

Country flags

Destinations that Rex Regional Express flies to

Regional Express Airlines flies to over 60 destinations across every major Australian territory. This includes destinations such as Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville, Cairns, Doomadgee, Esperance, King Island, Lismore, Melbourne, Moruya, Newcastle, Perth, St George, Sydney, Wagga Wagga and Winton. Why not book a one-way flight to Australia to one of the destinations below?

Buy now, pay later

Buy your flights now and pay later

No way, really?! Yes! We’ve partnered with some amazing BNPL payment providers to allow you to pay for your flights over time, with ease.

Frequently asked questions

Where does Rex fly to?

arrow down

Rex flies within Australia, to domestic and regional destinations. Domestically, the airline connects major cities, including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and the Gold Coast. These are flights which connect interstate cities/destinations. The carrier also operates an extensive regional network, flying from the major cities to destinations within each state. For example, within New South Wales, Rex flies to Grafton, Parkes, Bathurst, and many other destinations within the state.

Can I book Rex flights online?

arrow down

Yes, you can book Rex flights through Alternative Airlines! Alternative Airlines is an online flight search and booking site that makes it easy to find the flights you're after. We ticket all the major carriers, and many of the smaller regional airlines, that operate within Australia.

Can I take my pet with me on a Rex flight?

arrow down

Of course! When flying with REX, you won't need to leave your precious pet at home - your pet can be on the same flight with you and be safely stored away in the pressurised cargo compartment of the aircraft. The fee for taking transporting your pet via a REX flight will vary depending on the weight of your pet. Check out Rex's policy on flying with pets for more information. Or you can take a look at our blog post on the best pet-friendly airlines.

Alternative Airlines
Trustpilot Rating