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Wednesday 8 December 2021

Bonza aims to fly high straight away


Fledgling Australian airline Bonza has announced it will operate up to eight aircraft in its first 12 months of operation, subject to regulatory approval.

Speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific 2021 Aviation Summit in Sydney CEO Tim Jordan said the proposed low-cost carrier planned to better connect Australia, including the regions.

The aircraft will be the 737 MAX 8 and will be leased from 777 Partners - Bonza’s investors who operate their own leasing company.

With Bonza currently in discussions with many airports around Australia, an announcement of initial routes and aircraft bases is expected over the coming weeks.

“We are thrilled to share our commitment to operating up to eight aircraft within the first 12 months of operation," Jordan said.

"This is another way in which we are focussed on creating new market-growth opportunities for regional Australian destinations, better connecting all of Australia, and in turn, stimulating direct and indirect job opportunities for the aviation and tourism industry.”

The aircraft will each have 186 economy seats and are fuel efficient, which will help keep fares low, while also critically delivering less emissions than older aircraft. 

“Today is an exciting day for Bonza," Jordan said. "We are very happy and humbled to be attending the summit to discuss the next phase of the aviation and tourism sector’s rebound.”

Bonza will start operations takes in the second quarter of 2022.

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