Bonza CEO visits Newcastle Airport to celebrate two new routes and hint at more services

Hot off the back of last week’s announcement regarding Australia’s newest airline, low-cost carrier Bonza, its CEO Tim Jordan has visited Newcastle Airport to celebrate two new routes to the Sunshine Coast and Whitsunday Coast, and hint at more new services.

Hot off the back of last week’s announcement regarding Australia’s newest airline, low-cost carrier Bonza, its CEO Tim Jordan has visited Newcastle Airport to celebrate two new routes to the Sunshine Coast and Whitsunday Coast, and hint at more new services.

Meeting at Cooks Hill Surf Life Saving Club with industry stakeholders from across the local tourism sector, Jordan said Newcastle Airport’s catchment was key on Bonza’s new route map. “We are humbled by the positive response to last week’s announcement including two new routes from Newcastle to the Sunshine Coast and Whitsunday Coast. The news has been met with excitement by travellers who will be able to explore their own backyard at ultra-low fares, as well as the travel industry who will benefit from the introduction of new markets.”

Tim Jordan, CEO Bonza: “We are humbled by the positive response to last week’s announcement including two new routes from Newcastle to the Sunshine Coast and Whitsunday Coast. The news has been met with excitement by travellers who will be able to explore their own backyard at ultra-low fares, as well as the travel industry who will benefit from the introduction of new markets.”

Newcastle Airport CEO Dr Peter Cock said the region had given Bonza a big thumbs up: “At Newcastle Airport, we strive to be the airport our region deserves and there’s a great alignment here with Bonza’s vision to connect regional Australia with wherever they want to travel. Feedback from our customers over the last week has been amazing. Both The Whitsundays and Sunshine Coast are destinations I know our region wants to visit. Doing so directly from Newcastle Airport means they’ll be getting to their favourite tropical leisure destinations so much more easily. And importantly, people from Queensland will now have greater access to our amazing regional destinations. Bonza adds to Newcastle Airport’s growing route map and gives our region confidence that when they want to fly, they can do it at the right cost, easily and conveniently at Newcastle Airport.”

As the Bonza CEO continues to ‘paint Australia purple’ on his tour around Australia, he hinted that more destinations could be on the horizon for Newcastle. “These new routes are just the beginning for Bonza and Newcastle Airport, and we look forward to continuing discussions to bring more travel choices to people in the Newcastle and Hunter region,” said Jordan.

Cock added: “More new routes mean bigger opportunities for jobs and growth, and greater connectivity for our region. Perth and Tasmania remain firmly on our radar as the next key domestic targets. Success will mean we are directly connected to all State capitals across the nation.”

Bonza’s routes from Newcastle Airport to the Sunshine Coast and Whitsunday Coast will launch in mid-2022. The Sunshine Coast service will be operated four times weekly, while the Whitsunday Coast service will be twice-weekly – subject to regulatory approval.

Pictured: Bonza CEO Tim Jordan with local surfers at Cooks Hill Surf Lifesaving Club.


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  1. CMJ says:

    So glad they didn’t go for the standard baywatch girls in bikinis.

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