Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What Happened To Rex Aviation, NZ?  
User currently offlineFlyKiWi From Hungary, joined May 2005, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

I did a topic search on this subject, and found nothing.

Way back in the early 90s I lived in Wellington, NZ, and being an aviation buff I remember watching planes at WLG, my favourites being the Saabs, Metros and the Bandits. Upon visiting the maintenance hangar, I had a chance to climb into ZK-REX, and after that I kept a lookout for her everytime I visited the airport (which I did..er..quite often  Smile ) After moving home to Hungary in 1997, I kinda lost track of changes in the NZ regional airline industry, and after a reg search no long ago I found REX:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Glen Reid

...but after that, the next photo was ...  Sad

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michael Johnson

...so goodbye REX.

Could any of you kiwis here give me some more info on Rex Aviation - did it go bankrupt? or - being on of their feeders - did it just disappear after Ansett's demise?


(once proud to be a) kiwi

"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" -Gandhi
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8316 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

I have always understood that it went under when Ansett NZ/Qantas NZ went under. I'll try and hunt something out for you. According to the NZ CAA sight it was still around in 23 December 2003, but I can't find anything since.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12976 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

Rex Aviation no longer exists, it went under when QF New Zealand went under. Rex Aviation operated under the Tasman Pacific Connection banner with QF New Zealand

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...
What Happened To Commercial Aviation? posted Wed Nov 15 2006 00:05:27 by Speedbird747BA
What Happened To Pacific Island Aviation? posted Mon Feb 27 2006 23:50:05 by AirWest
What Happened To NZ's ZK-NCP? posted Sat Jun 5 2004 22:18:28 by Rupesnz
What Happened To This Egypt Air Jet? posted Fri Nov 24 2006 11:27:55 by Cumulus
What Happened To Delta Flight 3839 On 11/21/06 posted Fri Nov 24 2006 05:49:39 by Freakfor747
What Happened To D-AIGW posted Fri Nov 17 2006 18:43:24 by AirbusA346
What Happened To That A320? (Pic) posted Tue Nov 14 2006 09:44:25 by Fraport
What Happened To The Turkmenistan 767? posted Thu Nov 9 2006 18:44:41 by LXLucien
What Happened To This Hail-damaged 737? posted Mon Oct 16 2006 14:36:19 by Findigenous
TAN Sahsa What Happened To Them? posted Thu Oct 5 2006 00:07:32 by Panamandy