Regional Airline Rex will begin flying between Canberra and Sydney next month.

The new service will give travellers a second choice when flying direct to the New South Wales capital.

Launching on 19 April, the airline will initially operate seven return flights per day with plans to expand that number if the service proves popular.

Rex Deputy Chairman, John Sharp said flights will start from $99 one-way.

“Rex’s affordable fares will greatly stimulate more business and leisure traffic between Sydney and the national capital as the industry continues to recover.”

During the announcement, Mr Sharp also took aim at current offerings along the route.

“We believe that on the Sydney to Canberra route alone Rex will be bringing annual savings of between $60 – $100 million to commuters when numbers return to pre-COVID levels, such is the level of fare gouging being practised.”

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Canberra Airport CEO, Stephen Byron said he was pleased to be able to welcome Rex to Canberra.

“This new Canberra – Sydney route will offer more choice for our travellers, stimulate jobs and grow the air travel market which is a win-win for us all.”

Tickets for the new service go on sale later this week.