Regional Express (REX), in partnership with Mildura Airport and Broken Hill City Council, have announced a significant range of new air services for the cities of Mildura and Broken Hill .

From 9 July 2012, Mildura will once again have direct flights to Adelaide and Sydney in addition to two daily return flights to Broken Hill. The latter will also see its flights to Sydney boosted from two to three return flights each week day. In addition, Broken Hill will, for the first time, receive air services to Melbourne via Mildura.

Rex General Manager Network Strategy Warrick Lodge said that the new services and schedule changes will bring significant socio-economic benefits to the communities of Mildura and Broken Hill as well as those in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

"All of this would not have been possible without the strong partnerships between Rex and the two councils as well as the respective airports. In particular I would like to pay tribute to Mildura Airport for its bold vision and pro-active policies without which we would not have achieved such a good outcome. I would also like to acknowledge the very long and historic ties we have with Broken Hill City Council which has given us the confidence to put forward this significant investment into the air services of this remote region."

General Manager of Broken Hill City Council, Frank Zaknich welcomed the announcement which will provide improved air services for Broken Hill and the adjoining region in addition to vital access to Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. “Council acknowledges this significant investment by Rex into air services for Broken Hill and Mildura. There are very few regional cities that have air service links to three capital cities and this ensures that Broken Hill and Mildura, working in partnership with Rex, are well and truly ‘open for business’.” for copy of the media release.