Take off: Bonza set to be a ‘sport changer’ for Sunshine Coast tourism

A sea of purple travellers, together with Bonza’s first prospects and invited neighborhood members, boarded Bonza’s first ever flight this week from its residence base on the Sunshine Coast to the Whitsunday Coast.

The inaugural route is the primary of 27 to be regularly rolled out to a complete of 17 locations after Bonza went on sale final week with flights ranging from $49 to $79 per particular person (a method).

The historic flight is alleged to be a sport changer for each tourism markets in addition to family and friends who can ditch the 12-hour drive rather than a direct flight.

“Our crew of legends couldn’t be extra excited to start connecting Aussies for holidays and time with family members. What higher place to begin than arguably two of the nation’s favorite vacation locations,” mentioned Bonza CEO, Tim Jordan.

“Whether or not you’re snorkelling the Whitsunday Islands or grabbing a chilly one within the craft beer capital of Australia – the Sunshine Coast – we’re humbled to take you there.

“At this time’s milestone flight comes at a time the place demand is excessive for Aussies to discover their very own yard,” Jordan mentioned.

Go to Sunshine Coast CEO, Matt Stoeckel, mentioned the launch of Bonza was one of the vital vital chapters within the evolution of Sunshine Coast tourism.

“The launch of Bonza might be a sport changer for the Sunshine Coast,” mentioned Stoeckel mentioned.

“The brand new routes will open up our vacation spot to many markets we’ve by no means had direct entry from earlier than, and native tourism operators are extremely excited concerning the constructive impacts this stage of connectivity may have on their enterprise and the broader trade.

“The Sunshine Coast has at all times been widespread with regional travellers, however the introduction of direct providers will make an enormous distinction encouraging them to prioritise the Sunshine Coast not only for holidays, but additionally for attending weddings, occasions and conferences.

“We’re assured that with our famend seashores, lush Hinterland, wealthy meals, drinks and eating scene, and vary of nature-based sights and actions that the Sunshine Coast will show highly regarded with Bonza’s viewers.”

Jordan mentioned he’s thrilled to ship on Bonza’s promise of stimulating new tourism markets by serving underserved regional communities.

Since flights went on sale days forward of the launch, Aussies embraced the chance to guide a seat on the app with over 10,000 seats bought.

“What our first prospects will expertise onboard is a contemporary method to flying the place we maintain the bar excessive on high quality, and our prices low,” he mentioned.

The onboard expertise contains an all-Aussie menu with objects ordered on demand from the Fly Bonza app and delivered on to prospects’ seats.