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New low-cost airline Bonza takes off

It’s a great day for aviation in Australia.

The new low-cost carrier Bonza took its maiden flight today, flying between the Sunshine Coast and the Whitsundays.

It’s a major milestone for the airline, which is trying to break into a competitive domestic aviation market.

The key to its possible success: the vast majority of its proposed routes are not currently served by any airline.

As part of Bonza’s phased rollout of flight releases, travellers are now able to book flights to 12 destinations on 15 regional routes. 

From the Sunshine Coast, these include:

  • Albury: Fares starting from $69 per person one way, 2 flights per week
  • Avalon: Fares starting from $79 per person one way, 3 flights per week
  • Cairns: Fares starting from $79 per person one way, 5 flights per week
  • Coffs Harbour: Fares starting from $49 per person one way, 2 flights per week
  • Mackay: Fares starting from $59 per person one way, 3 flights per week
  • Mildura: Fares starting from $79 per person one way, 2 flights per week
  • Newcastle: Fares starting from $59 per person one way, 4 flights per week
  • Port Macquarie: Fares starting from $49 per person one way, 2 flights per week
  • Rockhampton: Fares starting from $49 per person one way, 3 flights per week
  • Townsville: Fares starting from $69 per person one way, 4 flights per week
  • Whitsunday Coast: Fares starting from $59 per person one way, 3 flights per week

In addition, travellers can fly between:

  • Cairns <> Rockhampton: Fares starting from $59 per person one way, 2 flights per week
  • Cairns <> Mackay: Fares starting from $49 per person one way, 2 flights per week
  • Newcastle <> Whitsunday Coast: Fares starting from $79 per person one way, 2 flights per week
  • Rockhampton <> Townsville: Fares starting from $49 per person one way, 3 flights per week

Bonza launch routes

Bonza’s fleet comprises Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with an all-economy layout.

The only place to book airfares direct is on the FlyBonza app. This is where customers will also check in and access their boarding passes – eliminating the need for printing and reducing the need to check-in at the airport.

Once onboard, the retail offering, travel information and more will be available exclusively through the app. This includes purchasing food and beverages, which will be delivered directly to customers’ seats.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Why is there not an option to book on a computer – obviously that is online… not just trying to use a piddly little phone?

  2. Albury to Melbourne
    Albury to Sydney
    Albury to Newcastle
    And vice versa, would be great for the area. These routes would be used by people of Albury Wodonga and surrounding areas.

  3. I’d really like to know their full flight details. For eg if you fly Mackay to Sunshine Coast obviously that plane is then heading somewhere else not returning to Mackay. It would be great if it continued to Port Macquarie for eg. Anyway wherever these planes are continuing on to it would be great to have the option to continue trip on 1 ticket

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