Regional Express airline has confirmed its additional regional services funded by federal and state Governments.
Rex will now be operating 88 weekly return services following the COVID-19 Regional Airline Network Support program announced by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on March 28.
Under the program, regional airlines will get assistance to maintain a minimal weekly schedule to regional and remote airports for up to six months with an initial approval for six weeks.
Under revised Grant guidelines, Rex is eligible to receive funding to operate 2-3 return services a week to all destinations on its network. Rex's application was approved on April 23.
The Queensland government also signed up to fund additional services.
Rex's Deputy Chairman John Sharp said, thanked the government for providing funding to keep minimal essential air links to the capital cities for medical, professional and other essential travel needs.
"Without this intervention, many smaller regional communities would risk not having any air services at all for at least six months," Mr Sharp said.
"Those in Queensland should also acknowledge the contribution of their state governments in funding more services."
The Cairns to Mount Isa route will run twice a week and the five Queensland regulated routes will run once a week except for the Gulf run (Cairns - Normanton - Mornington Island - Doomadgee - Mount Isa) which will run three times a week and the Townsville - Hughenden - Richmond - Julia Creek - Mount Isa run which will run twice.
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