Showing posts with label Bonza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bonza. Show all posts

01 November, 2022

Bonza welcomes Bazza.....

A couple of days ago in Marcoola, Queensland a Bonza bird named Bazza landed for the first time!

Photo Sunshine Coast Airport
Photo Sunshine Coast Airport

The Sunshine Coast Airport welcomed the arrival of Bazza, the second aircraft in the colours of the new budget airline Bonza of Australia. CEO Andrew Brodie welcomed the arrival saying it was a step closer to the first flights from the airport for the fledging airline, “Our partnership with Bonza will benefit the wider region, the State and community by connecting more people to more places, bringing them closer to the moments that matter most” 

Travelling from Nadi, the Boeing 737 MAX jet aircraft, registration VH-UIK, arrived at Sunshine Coast Airport at 9:20am on 29th October and will help the carrier start flying operations. Bonza is scheduled to fly to 13 destinations initially, with more added to the timetable next year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bazza to Bonza’s backyard – Sunshine Coast Airport. He will join Shazza as the second aircraft in our fleet. We thank Sunshine Coast Airport for their ongoing support as a true extension to the Bonza team of legends,” said Carly Povey, Chief Commercial Officer at Bonza.

The airline has also registered a third Boeing 737 MAX in the last week or so and the aircraft is expected to arrive in the next few weeks.

Photo Sunshne Coast Airport
Photo Sunshine Coast Airport


20 July, 2022

Miami-based private investment firm 777 Partners orders more Boeing 737 MAX jets

Boeing and 777 Partners today announced a new order and commitment for up to 66 737 MAX jets, including a firm order for 30 crush-capacity 737-MAX 8-200s. Powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines and incorporating advanced technology winglets, these jets will seat around 200 passengers. 

777 Partners has used the 737 MAX to launch a number of low-cost carriers around the world, with more to follow. Currently, its investments include Flair Airlines in Canada and Bonza Airline, an Australian start-up that will launch operations this year. 

"This new order marks another milestone in the robust growth of our aviation businesses and concurrently, our partnership with Boeing," said Josh Wander, managing partner of 777 Partners. "We are excited about the possibilities the MAX aircraft provide our growing group of carriers to facilitate and democratize low-cost travel around the globe while respecting our commitment to sustainable flying."

"777 Partners is leveraging the cost efficiencies of the 737-8 and 737-8-200 for its diverse network of airlines, while also providing an excellent passenger experience and meeting sustainability goals," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 

Bonza is Australia's new, and only independent low-cost airline takes off in 2022, enabling Australians to explore more of their own backyard, and at low-cost prices. Bonza's initial route map includes 27 routes to 17 destinations. Ninety three per cent of Bonza routes are not currently served by any airline and ninety six percent not currently served by a low-cost carrier.