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Rex and Eurobodalla Council to continue talks after Rex pulls out of Merimbula-Sydney route

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Rex Airlines has confirmed it will continue its Sydney-Moruya flight schedule for now.

This follows the announcement from Rex on Friday that it is  intending to withdraw from the Sydney-Merimbula route, after Qantas confirmed plans to fly into Merimbula from Sydney four times a week, on a 14 week trial from December after being given the green light by Bega Valley Shire councillors.  

Eurobodalla Council’s general manager Dr Catherine Dale says Rex is considering its options and Eurobodalla Council will continue talks with Rex over the coming days.

Eurobodalla Council owns Moruya Airport, and the general manager says the partnership struck between the two organisations in 2015 had seen passenger numbers grow by 20 percent until Covid travel restrictions hit in March and 19  flights per week were reduced to to three.

Dr Dale says Eurobodalla Council has a positive partnership with the airline which resulted in increased passenger capacity and lower fares for the Moruya route.

Bega Valley Shire Council owns Merimbula airport.  Rex has said the Merimbula Melbourne route may also be impacted.