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Rex Airlines expansion paves way for 2,500 jobs in Australia

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The New South Wales (NSW) government has assisted in the creation of over 2,500 new jobs, ensuring Sydney’s status as Rex Airlines’ national hub.

The package is part of the US$250 million “Jobs Plus” initiative, which provides companies with resources to help them establish and develop in NSW, such as payroll tax relief, simplified planning approvals, and refunds for infrastructure investment.

Rex Airlines has announced plans to create a Boeing Flight Simulator Centre at its Sydney headquarters, as well as a new aircraft hangar and expand its Orange call center.

The government’s economic recovery strategy, according to Premier Dominic Perrottet, included securing Sydney as the airline’s national center.

“A strong domestic aviation sector is critical to our recovery from the pandemic and it’s important there is healthy competition in the industry,” Perrottet said.

“By supporting Rex Airlines to expand its Sydney headquarters we are not only creating thousands of new jobs but signaling to the world that NSW is open and ready to welcome travelers.”

By June 2024, Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole estimates that this investment will create 1,300 direct and 1,200 indirect employment.

 

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