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Rex ranked in world’s top 5 best performing airlines

06/03/2014 | by Regional Express from press release
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Regional Australia can again be proud that it can lay claim to the best regional airline in the
world. For the sixth consecutive year, Regional Express (Rex) has had the highest ranking
of all regional airlines by the authoritative Aviation Week and Space Technology in its
annual ranking of the Top Performing Airlines in the world. The rankings are based on four
areas – financial health, earnings performance, capital efficiency and business model

Overall, Rex was ranked as the 5th best performing listed airline worldwide with a score of
67.4, ahead of Singapore Airlines ranked 15th, Southwest (21st), Cathay Pacific (26th) and
Lufthansa (31st).

Rex Executive Chairman Lim Kim Hai said, “While the Rex Group’s profits have significantly
declined in the past two years, Rex’s strong fundamentals have enabled it to maintain its
place amongst the best performing airlines in the world.
And it is pleasing to see that our excellence is not only in the financial arena, as Rex was also the most reliable airline in 2013 in Australia* and was voted by readers of Australian Traveller magazine as the best regional airline in 2013**. On behalf of the Rex Board I applaud all staff and particularly my management team for this outstanding achievement."

Regional Express (Rex) is Australia’s largest independent regional airline operating a fleet of
more than 40 Saab 340 aircraft on some 1,300 weekly flights to 36 destinations throughout
New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland. The Rex Group
comprises Regional Express, air freight and charter operator Pel-Air Aviation and Dubbo-based regional airline Air Link, as well as the pilot academy Australian Airline Pilot Academy.

*Based on statistics released by the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics for On Time Departures for 2013.
** As voted in the 2013 Australian Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards Survey.

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