The low-cost carrier Bonza has revealed Darwin and Alice Springs as the airline’s newest destinations and it expands into the Northern Territory.
Bonza will add 12 new flights per week to and from the NT with three new routes: Sunshine Coast to Darwin, Gold Coast to Darwin and Melbourne to Alice Springs.
Travellers from other destinations can connect via these hubs.
Bonza’s entrance to the Territory will add more than 116,000 seats per year to the Top End and Red Centre combined.
The new routes are a result of the NT Government’s Territory Aviation Attraction Scheme that aims to create more competition in the NT skies.
Flights are now on sale, with the Sunny Coast-Darwin route priced from $149pp (one way) starting on 29 November; Gold Coast-Darwin also priced from $149pp (one way) starting on 1 December and Melbourne-Alice Springs starting from $139pp (one way) commencing on 12 December.
The airline’s debut in the NT marks its fifth State or Territory and 20th and 21st destinations on its current route map.
“Our purple army of supporters have been asking us to add the NT to our route map and today I’m humbled to share the great news from Darwin. Visitors from the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast can now fly direct to the Top End without transferring through a major city airport. The people of Melbourne can now access Alice Springs without it breaking the bank,” said Bonza CEO Tim Jordan.
“The news today also gives Territorians the opportunity to visit loved ones or holiday in SE Queensland, Melbourne and surrounds. Our team of legends look forward to connecting Territorians to loved ones in time for Christmas this year,” he added.
Travellers are encouraged to download the latest version of the Fly Bonza app which is the only place to book direct.
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