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A new airline (named 'Bonza') is now flying to the Whitsundays

Updated: May 7

"Bonza has revealed its inaugural service will be between the Sunshine Coast and Whitsunday Coast, with tickets costing $59 one-way.


The airline was hoping to begin operations last month but is unable to do so until it receives the crucial Air Operators Certificate, which it’s still yet to receive ...


Bonza’s launch is waiting on it obtaining the Air Operators Certificate, and the airline in May hired Virgin Australia’s former GM of operations planning to lead the negotiations.


The business said Young’s remit would also include flight and cabin crew, engineering, ground services, and on-time performance.


He’ll also be helping lead the recruitment of 200 cabin crew and pilots ..." (Source)


Postscript 12 January 2023: Bonza is finally cleared to fly

Postscript 27 January 2023: Bonza begins taking bookings to the Whitsundays (via their App). I just booked a return ticket to/from the Sunshine Coast for approx. $139


Postscript 30 April 2024: Bonza has ceased operation



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