Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Will REX Ever Get RJ's?  
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2140 times:

As Australia's leading regional airline will REX in the forseeable future be getting RJ's? Kendall Airlines experimented with the CRJ for a few months but when Ansett collapsed were forced to dispose of them unfortunately. From what i've heard business at REX is doing pretty good and if REX expands in the future are regional jets like the EMB-135/145 and the CRJ going to be considered? There are certainly some routes where the jets could be profitable such as ADL-CBR. So yay or nay for RJ's in Oz?

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

REX still has several Saab 340's here in BNA awaiting delivery


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineHigh_flyr69 From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

As much as i would like to see some RJ's in service for REX in a way i think it would be foolish to go shopping when The Aussie aviation industry gets shaken up a little bit with the LCC Jetstar and with Paul Stoddards plans for a LCC based at MEL it could be an interesting year in 2004. If REX were to take on RJ's it wouldnt be for a couple of years until after the market settles and they can decide if it is worth it.
just my thoughts.
cheers
high_flyr69



Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggy' until you find the shot gun
User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

I would have at a guess that after Kendall's experience with the CRJ that they would be pretty stupid to select and operate that particular RJ.

In a dream world it would be nice to think that Rex will get bigger and will eventually operate something like 170's or 190's (or even 728's or 928's if they ever get to the market) but unfortunately this is the real world so it's SF340's for the foreseeable future.



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I would have at a guess that after Kendall's experience with the CRJ that they would be pretty stupid to select and operate that particular RJ.

In a dream world it would be nice to think that Rex will get bigger and will eventually operate something like 170's or 190's (or even 728's or 928's if they ever get to the market) but unfortunately this is the real world so it's SF340's for the foreseeable future.



See this is something i don't fully understand. Why did Kendell have such a bad experience with the CRJ? There are stacks of regionals in the USA operating the CRJ and they don't find it bad. What is it about Australia that didn't work? And i know the climate wasn't the main factor either as the CRJ's operated from sea level cities such as Adelaide,Hobart,Launceston,MEL. They use them in "Hot and high" airports in the USA.
I think Kendell's main problem with the CRJ was not so much with the aircraft and its performance but rather the fact that it was competing with 737's on the same routes.


User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

Well for the view from the top there was an article in Australian Aviation some time ago where I think Toomey mentioned some of the problems with the CRJ. I'll see if I can find it and post some of it.

One way these things pissed pax off pretty quick on some of the routes you mention (as well as others) was when they maxed out on baggage. Believe me there is nothing more annoying than arriving at the other end and not having any or all of your baggage (and gear for work for that matter - "what Priority tag?") particularly if you have to disappear into the countryside for work after getting there and you can't because you don't have everything.



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
MAN - Will It Ever Get Better? posted Wed Dec 14 2005 23:53:54 by Cxsjr
Will PHX Ever Get A 4th Runway? posted Sun Jun 19 2005 01:24:27 by Midex461
Commutair, Will They Ever Get Larger AC? posted Sun Apr 3 2005 21:31:58 by Cumulonimbus
Will UA Ever Get Out Of Ch.11? posted Sat Jun 5 2004 02:52:04 by Ua777222
Will Provo Ever Get Airline Service? posted Sun Dec 16 2001 00:02:37 by Twa902fly
Will Swissair Ever Get The B 747-400? posted Sun Nov 26 2000 10:44:21 by United Airline
Will Winnipeg Ever Get Some International Flights? posted Tue Dec 21 1999 23:25:33 by Jets
Will Aviacsa 6A Ever Get A Larger Body PAX Frame? posted Sat Jul 15 2006 21:04:15 by Oakjam
Will British Charters Ever Get 777s? posted Tue May 13 2003 02:25:45 by DC10Tony
Will I Ever Get On A 767!?!? posted Wed Jul 24 2002 10:15:49 by Vs744