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Bonza to launch operations in September

Bonza, Australia’s newest carrier, is now planning to launch operations in September with three Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s.

The new airline is backed by Miami-based private investment company 777 Partners.

The start-up was founded in 2021 by Tim Jordan, a former administrator of Virgin Australia’s low-cost ancestor, Virgin Blue. The airline expects to launch operations in September 2022.

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Bonza announces 25 routes and 16 destinations in Australia

Bonza has announced 25 routes and 16 destinations in Australia as the new airline reveals its start-up plans.

The new airline will be based at Sunshine Coast Airport and Melbourne.

The initial 16 destinations are: Albury, Avalon, Bundaberg, Cairns, Coffs Harbour, Gladstone, Mackay, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Rockhampton, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba Wellcamp, Townsville and the Whitsunday Coast.

Sunshine Coast

  • 12 routes to:
    • Albury – 2 flights per week
    • Avalon – 3 flights per week
    • Cairns – 5 flights per week
    • Coffs Harbour – 2 flights per week
    • Mackay – 3 flights per week
    • Melbourne – 4 flights per week
    • Mildura – 2 flights per week
    • Newcastle – 4 flights per week
    • Port Macquarie – 2 flights per week
    • Rockhampton – 3 flights per week
    • Townsville – 4 flights per week
    • Whitsunday Coast – 3 flights per week

Melbourne

  • 8 routes to:
    • Bundaberg – 2 flights per week
    • Gladstone – 2 flights per week
    • Mackay – 2 flights per week
    • Mildura – 3 flights per week
    • Port Macquarie – 2 flights per week
    • Rockhampton – 3 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 4 flights per week
    • Toowoomba Wellcamp – 4 flights per week

Whitsunday Coast

  • 3 routes to:
    • Newcastle – 2 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 3 flights per week
    • Toowoomba Wellcamp – 2 flights per week

Rockhampton

  • 4 routes to:
    • Cairns – 2 flights per week
    • Melbourne – 3 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 3 flights per week
    • Townsville – 3 flights per week

Mackay

  • 3 routes to:
    • Cairns – 2 flights per week
    • Melbourne – 2 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 3 flights per week

Cairns

  • 3 routes to:
    • Mackay – 2 flights per week
    • Rockhampton – 2 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 5 flights per week

Toowoomba Wellcamp

  • 3 routes to:
    • Melbourne – 4 flights per week
    • Townsville – 2 flights per week
    • Whitsunday Coast – 2 flights per week

Townsville

  • 3 routes to:
    • Rockhampton – 3 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 4 flights per week
    • Toowoomba Wellcamp – 2 flights per week

Newcastle

  • 2 routes to:
    • Sunshine Coast – 4 flights per week
    • Whitsunday Coast – 2 flights per week

Port Macquarie

  • 2 routes to:
    • Melbourne – 2 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 2 flights per week

Gladstone

  • 1 route to Melbourne

Bundaberg

  • 1 route to Melbourne

Coffs Harbour

  • 1 route to Sunshine Coast

Albury

  • 1 route to Sunshine Coast

Mildura

  • 2 routes to:
    • Melbourne – 3 flights per week
    • Sunshine Coast – 2 flights per week

Avalon

  • 1 route to Sunshine Coast

The new airline will initially operate five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

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Bonza wants to fly low-fare Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 flights in Australia

Bonza is a proposed new low-fare airline in Australia.

The upstart is planning to launch operations in early to mid 2022 with an initial fleet of two to three Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets.

The new airline is backed by U.S. private investment firm 777 Partners.

Bonza will focus on the leisure-travel market with all-economy flights from a base either in NSW or Queensland.

All images by the company.