Albany (Harry Riggs) Regional Airport
- REX Airlines operates flights every day between Albany and Perth.
- For enquiries regarding REX Flights (departures, arrivals and bookings) please ring REX directly on 131 713.
- To view the flight schedule for the dates that you would like to travel please click here.
- For additional information and frequently asked questions see below.
Located just 11km from Albany Central Business District, the Albany Airport is conveniently located whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.
The Airport Cafe serves coffee, tea, cake, sandwiches and rolls. Opening hours:
- Mon - Fri: 5:30am - 6:00pm
- Sat: 5:30am - 10:30am
- Sun: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
- The same people have owned the local Avis Car Rentals franchise for the past eight years, you can be sure they know how to provide a top service. The Avis booth is manned for all morning flights, including Saturday, but not always on Sunday. To be sure, it is best to call ahead to arrange for your car or four-wheel-drive to be ready to pick up.
- Ph: (08) 9842 2833 or Mob: 0448 330 591 | Hours of Operation: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Budget Rent A Car is open for all scheduled regular passenger transport and charter flights. Pre-booking your car is highly recommended.
- Ph: (08) 98417 799 or Mob: 0418 930 004 | Internet bookings: www.budget.com.au
- Albany City Cabs & Transport | Ph: (08) 9841 7000
- Albany Taxis | Ph: (08) 984 4444
PAID PARKING (Pay & Display)
- Paid parking was introduced for passengers who park their vehicles at the airport for more than four hours.
- The system is a simple pay and display ticket system with the first four hours free and a daily rate of $8.80 thereafter.
- For more information on the introduction of paid parking download the PDF.
Private and business charters can be arranged through several local businesses. Choose a provider and make a call to arrange your own flight, when you want fly.
- Business and private charters, scenic flights and aerial photography are all available through Albany Aviation.
- Ph: (08) 9841 5508 or Fax: (08) 9841 5508 or Mob: 0428 922 838 | www.albanyaviation.com.au
Albany Air Charter or Joyce Air:
- Joyce Air is on call “24/7”, and provide a pilot who is very experienced in aerial charters, scenic flights, aerial spraying and spreading.
- Ph: (08) 9844 4785 or Fax: (08) 9844 4290 or Mob: 0427 206 210
Albany Aero Club:
- To contact the club, or for aircraft bookings contact Greg McFarlane
- Mob: 0417 940 461
Sporting Aircraft Association:
- A strong membership of keen aviation enthusiasts have their home at the Albany Airport as part of the Sporting Aircraft Association of Australia (SAAA) Chapter 13.
- President: Ian Coombe | Ph: (08) 0428 957 829
- Secretary/Contact: John Rich | Ph: 0407 982 473 | www.saaa.com
- If learning to fly is your dream then choose the spectacular skyline over Albany to master your skills.
- Two flying schools operate from Albany Airport and each specialises in general or recreational flying. All flying training is completed in Albany including theory and testing.
- For more information on either school, visit: www.albanyflyingschools.com.au
- Rainbow Coast Flying School | Contact: Ralph Burnett
- Ph: (08) 9842 8963 or Mob: 0427 200 673
Aircraft Landing fees (GST Inclusive):
- 0 - 3000kg $12.15 per 1000 kg per day
- 3000 - 5000 kg $16.60 per 1000 kg per landing
- 5000 -15000 kg $22.05 per 1000 kg per landing
- over 15000 kg $26.50 per 1000 kg per landing
Charter Aircraft Passenger Levy:
- $21.00 per person
After Hours Refueller:
General Aviation (GA) Parking:
- More than 7 days $6.10 per day
Public Paid Parking:
- Four hours free and a daily rate of $8.80 thereafter.
The Naming of the Albany Airport & Terminal
John Bell Terminal
On Saturday, 16 May 1998 the Primary Industry Minister & Member for Stirling (The Hon. Monty House, MLA) named and opened the “John Bell Terminal” at the Albany Airport.
The Primary Industry Minister said that he was privileged to officially name the John Bell Terminal after the late John Bell.
"The memory of John Bell as a respected aviation identity who contributed significantly to the Albany region will continue with the naming of the new terminal after him," Mr House said.
John Bell was Albany's well known aviator who had originally been a spotter pilot for a whaling company and was also instrumental in having the whaling station turned into a museum.
The Harry Riggs Albany Regional Airport
On Saturday, 16 May 1998 the Federal Member for Forrest (The Hon. Geoff Prosser, M.P.) officially named the Albany Regional Airport the “The Harry Riggs Albany Regional Airport”
Mr Harry Riggs, OAM had a real vision for Albany to be a tourist destination and saw the Airport as being one way to support that.
Mr Harry Riggs, OAM was a respected Shire President of the Albany Shire Council and a former Flying Officer who flew Lancaster bombers during WW II for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).
Current as at 9 Nov 2017
When did Regional Express (Rex) commence operations in Western Australia and how many regular public transport (RPT) air services is Rex providing on the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance routes?
Rex commenced RPT air services on the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance air routes in WA on 28 February 2016.
Rex currently operates 23 return services per week to/from Albany and 18 return services per week to/from Esperance.
What aircraft does Rex fly on the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance routes?
Like on other routes in Australia, Rex operates SAAB 340B aircraft on the Perth-Albany and Perth- Esperance routes. The SAAB 340B is a turboprop aircraft with a maximum capacity of 34 seats and is operated by two pilots and a flight attendant.
What is the State Government’s role in monitoring Rex in WA?
The State Government plays an active role in the monitoring of Rex’s operations in WA. The State Government has signed a five year deed agreement with Rex to provide RPT air services between Perth- Albany and Perth-Esperance until 27 February 2021.
Under this deed the Department of Transport (DoT) chairs two Aviation Community Consultation Group (CCG) meetings in Albany and Esperance twice a year where key stakeholders have the opportunity to meet with DoT and Rex to discuss airline performance, route initiatives and partnership arrangements in the interest of the air routes’ long-term viability and foster potential route growth.
In addition, DoT engages with Rex regularly in relation to any issues that may occur on the air routes. Regular communication provides opportunities for both parties to address any emerging issues promptly and efficiently and to ensure that the deed requirements are being met.
Under the deed, Rex is required to report monthly on key statistics such as passenger numbers, load factors, airfares and on-time performance (OTP).
On-time performance (OTP)
What is on-time performance?
In general, when a flight departs or arrives within 15 minutes of the scheduled departure or arrival time, it is considered on time. This is an Australia-wide airline industry benchmark. The OTP of flights can be affected by controllable or uncontrollable circumstances causing the flight delays.
What is controllable and uncontrollable on-time performance?
Controllable delays are those circumstances that cause flight delays that are within the airline’s control and the airline has capacity to rectify potential delays, such as crew management, fuel management and aircraft maintenance.
Uncontrollable delays are those circumstances that cause flight delays that are beyond the airline’s control and capacity to rectify, such as bad weather conditions, airport congestion and air traffic control delays by third parties at airports.
Generally, airlines are required to report their Controllable on-time performance.
What on-time performance benchmarks does Rex have to meet under its deed of agreement with the State?
Under the deed of agreement with the State, Rex is required to meet or exceed the following:
- 80 per cent controllable on-time performance for aircraft departures and arrivals within 15 minutes of scheduled departure and arrival times;
- 85 per cent controllable on-time performance for aircraft departures and arrivals within 60 minutes of scheduled departure and arrival times; and
- 90 per cent controllable on-time performance for aircraft departures and arrivals within 120 minutes of scheduled departure and arrival times.
What is the controllable on-time performance of Rex flights on the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance air routes?
The controllable on-time performance in the first eight months of operations on the Albany and Esperance routes is noted in the table below.
Rex - Controllable on-time performance (November 2016-October 2017)
Deed Requirement Perth-Albany route Perth-Esperance route
80% OTP within 15 min 95% 93%
85% OTP within 60 min 99% 97%
90% OTP within 120 min 99% 99%
How will Rex notify customers if their flight is delayed?
In the event of an operational delay or cancellation Rex will send advice via SMS to customers where check-in for the flight has not yet opened and where the delay is greater than one hour. For operational delays or cancellations that occur closer to the time of departure customers will be advised at the time of check-in and kept updated via announcements within the airport terminal. It is important for passengers to provide mobile phone contact details for the receipt of the SMS message.
In addition, Rex provides a flight disruption forecast for operational delays of greater than thirty minutes and for cancellations on the current and following day at http://www.rex.com.au/FlightInfo/disruption.aspx where customers can submit the flight number and date to check the status of the flight.
Customers can also phone the Rex Customer Contact Centre on 13 17 13 to check the status of a flight.
What is the checked and carry-on baggage allowance on Rex’s flights on the Perth- Albany and Perth-Esperance routes?
The Rex baggage allowance across all Rex routes, including the Albany and Esperance routes, is:
- checked baggage of up to 15 kilograms and a carry-on baggage of up to 7 kilograms – standard passenger allowance.
- checked baggage of up to 20 kilograms and a carry-on baggage of up to 7 kilograms – allowance for passengers with international flight connections.
- checked baggage of up to 23 kilograms and a carry-on baggage of up to 7 kilograms – for full economy fare passengers. This allowance was implemented by Rex from 1 May 2016 in response to customer feedback.
Excess baggage over the abovementioned allowances can be carried subject to:
- the aircraft not exceeding the regulatory maximum take-off weight; and
- payment of an excess baggage charge.
What is the maximum fully-flexible airfare (known as Y airfare) on the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance routes including all fees and taxes?
The maximum one-way airfare including all fees and taxes is $328.90 on the Perth-Albany air route and $361.27 on the Perth-Esperance air route.
Of the Rex maximum airfare, how much are the fees and taxes?
The fees and charges on the air services include:
Perth-Albany Perth- Esperance
Perth Airport Tax $24.52 $24.52
Regional Airport Tax $30.48 $20.91
GST $29.90 $32.84
Total $84.90 $78.27
What is a Rex Promo/Community Airfare on the Albany and Esperance routes?
The Rex Promo/Community Airfare is the result of a partnership agreement between Rex, Perth Airport and the regional airports respectively operated by the City of Albany and Shire of Esperance. The partnership agreement provides growth incentive arrangements for Rex in respect of airport taxes and for Rex to provide discounted airfares.
The Rex Promo/Community one way fare is $129 on the Perth-Albany and Perth-Esperance route, inclusive of all fees and charges. Of these, the airport taxes and GST amount to $65.44 and $55.91 respectively.
Are there any special conditions for booking a Rex Promo/Community Airfare and how can I book?
The Rex Promo/Community Airfare is available for all unsold seats 24 hours before flight departure and for passengers booking a flight more than 60 days in advance. Depending on the flight times, between 10 per cent and 25 per cent of the seats are set aside for the Rex Promo/Community fare. The fare can be purchased online via www.rex.com.au subject to availability.
Does Rex carry air freight and what priority is given to air freight?
Rex carries air freight on the RPT air service when capacity allows. The Perth-Albany and Perth- Esperance air service is a passenger transport air service and priority is given to passengers and passenger baggage. All air freight across the Rex network is consigned with Qantas Freight and not directly with Rex.
Rex prioritises checked baggage and freight as follows:
- Rex checked baggage within the 15 kilograms checked baggage allowance, or Rex checked baggage within the 23 kilograms checked baggage allowance when purchasing a full economy fare;
- urgent medical freight;
- Rex checked baggage within the 20 kilograms allowance for international connections;
- Rex Excess checked baggage above the allowances listed above; and
- non-urgent freight.
What procedures does Rex have for customer complaints?
Rex uses an online passenger feedback system that tracks every follow-up action and document once the passenger lodges feedback or a complaint. This online passenger feedback system is available at http://www.rex.com.au/FeedBack/ContactUs.aspx .