Representing Australia on a global stage at Aviation Festival Asia today, Bonza’s Chief Commercial Officer, Carly Povey, joined a keynote panel, adding a unique perspective on how the low-cost carrier landscape is evolving.
On Wednesday (March 1, 2023), Bonza announced that the carrier’s Chief Commercial Officer, Carly Povey, joined a keynote panel at Aviation Festival Asia today. Bringing an Australian perspective to the discussion on how the low-cost landscape is evolving, Ms. Povey joined the CEO’s of KH Express, Northern Pacific Airways and flyadeal. Speaking at the aviation conference, Povey shared some insight from Bonza’s recent launch, including the carrier’s app-first approach and the focus on technology to drive efficiencies and sustainability.
At Aviation Festival Asia today, Bonza’s Chief Commercial Officer, Carly Povey, said,
“The opportunity for Bonza in Australia is to make air travel affordable for the many and not the few. We have seen flight prices become out of reach for many Aussies, in particular those who live in regional areas, which have seen a huge spike in population growth over recent years. Until now, the alternative to get from A to B has been travelling via a major metro airport or impossibly long road trips given the depth and breadth of the country.
“At the centre of our strategy is technology and more specifically, our app-first approach. The Fly Bonza app is in response to changed consumer behaviours largely fuelled by the pandemic, which fast tracked mobile phone and app usage and created a felt need to enhance the ability to communicate with customers in a timely and meaningful way. Technology is also a cornerstone of Bonza’s sustainability positioning. Beyond our paperless pledge fuelled by the app, our high tech and fuel efficient fleet of brand new Boeing 737-MAX allow us to pass on low-cost fares to Aussie travellers.”
Since opening ticket sales on January 27, 2023, Bonza has sold tens of thousands of seats, with one-way tickets snapped up for as low as AUD $49 per person. The new Australian low-cost carrier (LCC) made their inaugural flight on January 31, 2023. In addition to booking flights on the Fly Bonza app, Bonza customers check-in, get their boarding passes, and once onboard, order from the all-Aussie menu to have their items delivered directly to their seat. The app will feature additional e-commerce solutions for Australian businesses in the future, such as tourism operators, accommodations providers, and food & beverage companies.
Bonza is Australia’s new, and only independent low-cost carrier (LCC), enabling Australians to explore more of their own backyard at low prices. The airline currently operates a fleet of five brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft, which will grow to eight by the end of the first year of operations. Bonza’s initial route map includes 27 routes to 17 destinations. Over 90 percent of Bonza routes are not served by any airline, and 96 percent are not served by a low-cost carrier. The lowest fares are now available for booking on the FlyBonza App.