Budget flights will be available on a new Australian domestic airline when it begins operations early next year.
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Bonza intends to begin operations as a low-cost domestic carrier in early 2022.
Regional airports will get Boeing 737-8 aircraft as part of the airline’s expansion ambitions, but some experts doubt they will be able to cope with the increased traffic.
Bonza won’t go for the lucrative Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane “Golden Triangle.”
As travel restrictions loosen, Bonza Airlines, funded by the US investment company 777 Partners, will enter the domestic aviation industry to compete with current airlines Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, and Rex.
There’s no low-cost carrier serving Australia, according to the business.
The demise of Virgin Australia’s Tiger air Australia subsidiary in 2020 left a void in the low-cost airline industry.
Bonza plans to begin operations in 2022 with a fleet of brand-new Boeing 737-8 planes that it will have just acquired.
As Tim Jordan, Bonza’s founder and CEO told The World Today, the idea has been in the works for many years.
Bonza has identified 45 Australian airports that might handle the new jet, according to Mr Jordan. As a result, he added, “Boeing operational personnel” have approved of these airport sites. For these cities and areas, “we’re hoping that we will be traveling to many more locations with pretty large planes.”
Regulatory permissions are still pending for Bonza before it can fly in Australia.