Sumary of New Aussie airline won’t fly to Syd, Melb or Bris:
- Bonza describes itself as a budget airline that plans to offer low-cost fares in cities and regional centres across Australia that have been starved of regular, large-scale flights.
- Bonza CEO Tim Jordan, who has worked in the aviation industry for more than 20 years and has been behind some of the world’s most successful budget airlines, told news.
- Mr Jordan said “more than half” of the routes Bonza plans to offer will be uncharted territory for Australian airlines.
- Australia is ranked in the top 15 domestic flying markets in the world but is the only one in that top 15 to have one low cost carrier.
- “We’re not looking to do the same thing as existing incumbent airlines, we won’t be flying the golden triangle (Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne), the existing operators already do that so well.
- ”Bonza is awaiting regulation from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), Australia’s regulatory body, but hopes to start selling flights in the first quarter of 2022.Depending on the CASA approvals, Mr Jordan said it was “not unreasonable” Bonza could be taking to the skies from April next year.