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Rex to stand down 500 staff as COVID bites deeper

Rex has confirmed it will stand down 500 frontline employees as COVID lockdowns and border closures continue to savage the aviation industry.

Australia’s biggest independent regional carrier and mainline aspirant had already grounded its Boeing 737 jets because of plummeting demand and had announced reductions to schedules until September 12.

But with COVID cases continuing to remain stubbornly high in Sydney, an extended lockdown in Melbourne and problems in regional NSW, the airline said in an ASX announcement it had been forced to “temporarily adjust” employment numbers from August 16.

READ: New Zealand unveils path to reopening international borders.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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