Rex Airlines will provide community fares from $139 after the Esperance Shire Council struck an agreement with the airline. The Community Fare will begin on 1 July 2021 with the fixed price similar to what has been available over recent years.
Esperance Shire Council Chief Executive Officer, Shane Burge said the agreement with Rex would allow it to land in Esperance for a year while a certain number of seats were put aside on each flight for the community to purchase.
” The agreement stats that Rex must set aside 10-30 per cent of seats on each flight for 30 days prior to departure (subject to them being available) and then all remaining seats within 24 hours of departure”. he said
This will make three to ten seats available at the Community price, available 30 days prior to departure. Once the Community fares are sold, Rex do not have to release any more until 24 hours prior to departure.
The return of the Community fare indicated a return to normality, as Mr Burge said the route was almost back to pre-Covid operations. Mr Burge said that Monkey Mia and Esperance were the only two routes in WA nearly back to pre-Covid normal.