News Listings for Kendell Airlines

  • 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>
  • In brief

    News | 01 Feb 2004 00:00

    <p>Rogelio Gasca Neri has become chairman at Cintra, the holding company for Aeromexico and Mexicana. Gasca was already a member of Cintra's board. He replaces Luis Gutierrez Ruvalcaba, who resigned for personal and professional reasons. Gasca says he will focus on preparing Aeromexico and Mexicana for their eventual sale when the market improves.</p> <p>Ato Girma Wake, who previously headed Gulf Air's cargo operation, has been named chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines. Ato Girma, who also served as regional general freight manager for DHL from 1996-8, logged 27 years with Ethiopian before his spells at DHL and Gulf Air.</p> <p>Geoff Breust, former chief executive of Kendell Airlines, has become the new head of Regional Express (Rex), the carrier that wrapped Kendell and Hazelton into Australia's largest independent regional. Breust fills the vacancy left by founder Michael Jones.</p> <p>Andy Tung has been made chief operating officer of Hong Kong's Dragonair in what is a newly cr
  • 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>
  • Regionals turn into Rex

    News | 31 Aug 2002 23:00

    <p>Australiawide has finally bought regional carriers Hazelton and Kendell Airlines and is merging them under the name Rex, short for Regional Express. The A$40 million ($21 million) purchase survived last minute delays after unions agreed to a merger plan for the former Ansett units. Integrated schedules will start this month.</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
  • Ansett feeders struggle to find a new home

    News | 31 Jul 2002 23:00

    <p>Administrators for former Ansett subsidiaries Hazelton Airlines and Kendell Airlines are trying to salvage a deal to sell the regional carriers to a group known as Australiawide. This company, a group composed of local businessmen and former staff of failed Ansett, made a A$500,000 ($280,000) deposit late in June and agreed to pay an undisclosed sum for the two airlines. The company failed to meet a 24 July deadline for the deal to be finalised, although a new offer is being considered by creditors.</p> <p>Purchase talks have run past several deadlines, centring on the issue of government support to keep essential links to rural communities. Flying a combined fleet of 27 Saab 340s and Fairchild Metro 23s, the two carriers feed traffic into Melbourne and Sydney on 38 rural routes. Twenty-two of them are not flown by any other carrier.</p> <p>Australiawide intends to merge the two airlines and integrate their schedules by August or September. Kendell's routes cover South Australia,