Articles Tagged ‘MCY’

Bonza launch announcement: Sunshine Coast and Melbourne bases; 25 routes – 80% currently unserved

Bonza launch announcement: Sunshine Coast and Melbourne bases; 25 routes – 80% currently unserved

New Australian low-cost carrier Bonza has announced its route map and two bases at Sunshine Coast Airport and Melbourne Airport. 25 routes have been announced to 16 destinations, operated with Bonza’s fleet of 737 MAX aircraft. 80% of these routes are currently unserved.

Air New Zealand launches year-round service from Sunshine Coast to Auckland

Air New Zealand launches year-round service from Sunshine Coast to Auckland

Air New Zealand has launched a direct service between Sunshine Coast and Auckland as part of the recommencement of quarantine-free trans-Tasman bubble arrangements between New Zealand and Queensland. Sunshine Coast Airport celebrated with a spectacular cake, winning anna.aero’s prestigious Cake of the Week prize.

Route launches in late 2020 and until 5 January

Route launches in late 2020 and until 5 January

SKY Airline begins Lima to Cancun, Silver Airways starts Tampa to Jacksonville, SkyUp launches Kyiv to Mattala, and more.


FlyPelican takes off from Newcastle to Sunshine Coast

FlyPelican takes off from Newcastle to Sunshine Coast

FlyPelican launched Newcastle to Sunshine Coast on 4 January, which Sunny Coast celebrated in great style with this brilliant cake.

QantasLink jets off to Sunshine Coast with new service from Canberra

QantasLink jets off to Sunshine Coast with new service from Canberra

QantasLink launched Canberra – Sunshine Coast on 19 November, becoming the second operator on the route – in the first year it has been served.

Canberra – EIGHT new routes, including THREE starting this week

Canberra – EIGHT new routes, including THREE starting this week

Canberra has eight new routes this summer. Hobart was Australia’s third-largest unserved domestic market in 2019; it’ll now have not one but two carriers.


Latest route and base launches (22 - 28 October)

Latest route and base launches (22 – 28 October)

Wizz Air inaugurates two new bases, Sunshine Coast linked to Australia’s capital for first time, KLM connected to fifth Polish city, and more.

Sunshine Coast launches Canberra flights for the first time

Sunshine Coast launches Canberra flights for the first time

Alliance Airlines began a twice-weekly Canberra – Sunshine Coast service on 23 October, connecting the two airports for the first time ever.

Route launches (18 July - 29 July)

Route launches (18 July – 29 July)

Qatar Airways begins Cebu, its fourth Philippine destination; Corendon Airlines launches Basel – Izmir, Alliance soaks up in the sun in Sunny Coast; and more.


Alliance Airlines begins Sunshine Coast - Cairns

Alliance Airlines begins Sunshine Coast – Cairns

Alliance Airlines began Sunshine Coast – Cairns on 17 July using the Fokker 100.

Alliance Airlines to start Cairns - Sunshine Coast; Sunshine Coast opened new runway last week

Alliance Airlines to start Cairns – Sunshine Coast; Sunshine Coast opened new runway last week

Alliance Airlines to start Cairns – Sunshine Coast on 17 July as Sunshine Coast opens new runway.

Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart is the top gateway to the island of Tasmania, situated to the southern part of Australia. With the airport handling 2.68 million passengers in 2018, Hobart has tripled in size since the turn of the century. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s recent developments including recent new routes and opportunities.