News Listings for Hazelton Airlines

  • ANALYSIS: Regional airlines must choose whether to align with a major carrier or go it alone

    News | 21 Sep 2012 13:01 | David Knibb

    Many regional airlines face tough choices between independence and integration as the consolidation of major carriers prompts a rethink in business strategy
  • Rex gears up for IPO to fund fleet

    News | 25 Apr 2005 23:00

    <p>Australian regional airline Regional Express (Rex) is planning an initial public offering (IPO) to fund fleet expansion in October, writes <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Emma Kelly</i>.</p> <p>The country's largest independent regional airline currently operates a fleet of 21 Saab 340s and six Fairchild Metro 23s to 28 regional centres from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. </p> <p>The airline, which was formed from the collapsed Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines in August 2002, has yet to decide how much of the company will be floated. Rex is majority-owned by Singaporean businessmen. </p> <p>The planned IPO comes as the airline forecasts a A$9 million ($7 million) pre-tax profit for the year – up A$1 million on a year ago – on revenues of A$132 million.</p>
  • Canberra to review Airservices Australia

    News | 11 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>The Australian government has launched a review of national air traffic services provider Airservices Australia, writes Emma Kelly. </p> <p>The review, which will look at the governance, structure and organisational performance of the government-owned organisation, follows a difficult year for Airservices and transport minister John Anderson, which has seen them embroiled in controversy surrounding airspace reform and pricing policies. </p> <p>The review, which will be submitted to Anderson by 30 June 2005, is designed to improve the responsiveness of the organisation to government, the needs of the aviation industry and the challenges facing the industry, says the government. </p> <p>The review is part of the government's recently announced transport policy and follows a similar reorganisation at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority earlier this year that saw the abolition of its board, increased accountability to government and a new strategic direction.</p> <p>The government h
  • Australia's Rex receives first of 13 Saab 340Bs to update fleet

    News | 07 Jan 2003 00:00

    <p>Australian Regional Express Airlines (Rex) has signed a lease deal with Saab Aircraft Leasing for 13 Saab 340Bs as part of its fleet modernisation programme. The airline, which operates 21 340s, has taken delivery of the first three aircraft and the remaining 10 will be introduced over the next six months. The Saab 340Bs, previously operated by US carriers, replace a similar number of older 340s in the Rex fleet, providing a common technical configuration. Rex began operations in August 2002 following the amalgamation of Kendell Airlines and Hazelton Airlines.</p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=6987' /></p>
  • Rex arrives

    News | 12 Aug 2002 23:00

    <p>The two former Ansett regional carriers, Kendell and Hazelton Airlines, have been brought together under one identity as Regional Express (Rex) by parent Australiawide. A new livery and expanded services have been unveiled in New South Wales and Victoria, while the Sydney-Canberra shuttle formerly operated by Kendell has been restored. Australiawide chief executive Michael Jones says sales are already up 25%, and demand is outweighing the airline's call-centre capacity. </p>
  • Rebranded Alliance Airlines plans extension amid suggestions of commercial link with SIA

    News | 05 Aug 2002 23:00

    <p>PAUL PHELAN / CAIRNS</p> <p>Queensland Airline Holdings (QAH), which acquired the assets of the collapsed Flight West Airlines, is rebranding the former Australian regional carrier as Alliance Airlines and is planning its expansion in a move which is being linked with Singapore Airlines (SIA). </p> <p>The Asian carrier has had ambitions to gain an Australian domestic foothold by establishing a third national carrier since the collapse of its former Star Alliance partner Ansett last year. </p> <p>Industry sources believe the quick recovery of the former Flight West, which was shut down by its previous owners in June last year, could only be achieved by major investment and the support of an international carrier. </p> <p>SIA is declining to comment on any potential link with Alliance Airlines, saying: "We have made no secret of our interest in the Australian market. We have around 70 services a week to the five largest cities, so you would expect us to have a keen interest in dev