Albury to Sunshine Coast named on Bonza’s inaugural route map

Australia’s only independent low-cost carrier, together with Albury Airport have announced a historic partnership that will see the introduction of a twice weekly direct flight to the Sunshine Coast from mid 2022, subject to regulatory approval.

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The news is part of the largest announcement in Australia’s aviation history as Bonza reveals its inaugural route map, airport bases, head office location and all-digital approach.

Albury Mayor Kylie King was excited by the news that the Sunshine Coast was now directly accessible through the new Bonza flights.

“What a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors alike to be able to travel between our beautiful region, and one of Australia’s favourite coastal destinations,” Mayor King said.

“This is great news for our local businesses and tourism operators, with new visitors spending in our local area, providing a much-needed financial boost.

“I really look forward to welcoming passengers soon when Bonza hits the skies.”

In October last year, Bonza announced it was taking to Australian skies and promised not to fly the golden triangle between Australia’s three largest cities. Today, they deliver on that promise by giving more choice to people living in regional areas, says Tim Jordan, CEO at Bonza.

“With the new route directly connecting Albury and the Sunshine Coast, we will be delivering on our promise to give Aussies more options for leisure travel. Not only will the flights open up new markets for the region’s tourism industry, locals will have the opportunity to explore their own backyard with ultra-low fares,” added Jordan.

Jordan also shared Bonza’s decision to go paperless with the launch of its own app saying its commitment to technology is part of a broader focus on customer experience and sustainability: “We encourage everyone to download the new app to be the first in the know for flights  going on sale, fare sales, destination news and travel tips. We’re also offering, via the app, the chance to win flights”.

Once all functions are added to the app in the coming weeks, it will be where Aussies can plan, book and manage their bookings. It’ll also be where travellers can check in and access their boarding passes - eliminating the need for paper passes at the airport. Once onboard, the retail offering, travel information and much more will be available exclusively through the app.

Australians are encouraged to download the app “Fly Bonza” on the Apple App Store or Google Play now and keep an eye out for updates as new functions are added. Flights are due to go on sale within the next eight weeks, pending regulatory approval.

Article thanks to Bonza.

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