Bonza Goes Wheels Up With new Direct Service Between Melbourne and Bundaberg
Bonza has today launched new nonstop service between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Bundaberg, allowing Victorians to enjoy some winter fun and sun. The route will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays with one-way fares from $89 per person.
On Wednesday (May 10, 2023), Bonza celebrated the launch of inaugural direct service between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Bundaberg. The route will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays with fares from $89 per person, giving Victorians the opportunity to enjoy some winter sun and fun. Today’s milestone route launch is part of the largest route rollout in Australian aviation history, as Bonza continues to go wheels up on 27 routes to 17 destinations. On Thursday, May 11th, Bonza will launch service between Melbourne and Gladstone, and on May 23rd between Melbourne and Mackay, which will complete the carrier’s initial rollout.
Onboard today’s inaugural flight from Melbourne to Bundaberg was Melbourne Victory Football Captain Josh Brillante who hails from Bundy, who took the opportunity to fly in to visit his family. Earlier this year, Bonza surprised Brillante with a pre-match gathering with his parents, who can now fly direct to catch more games. Additionally, today marks the launch of Victory Draught onboard with Bonza’s all Aussie menu. The beer is a partnership between Melbourne Victory and Local brewing co.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Bonza’s CEO, Tim Jordan, said,
“The purple party continues today as we welcome Bundy to the Bonza route map. We are seeing strong demand for this route in both directions as Victorians seek out winter warmth and to experience the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s also a chance for Melbournian foodies to tour Bundy’s iconic distillery, food and drink producers and indulge in fresh local seafood. There are a lot of Bundy locals who are flying to see friends and family in Victoria or to enjoy a city break taking in Melbourne’s famous laneway cafes, shopping and galleries. As Principal Partners of Melbourne Victory Football Club, we are pleased to welcome Josh onboard our first flight to his hometown. Bundy locals travelling with us to Melbourne can get into holiday mode onboard with Victory Draught added to our on-demand menu.”
Photo Gallery From Bonza's Inaugural Flight Between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Bundaberg - Courtesy Bonza
Also Welcoming Bonza’s inaugural flight today, Bundaberg Region’s Mayor, Jack Dempsey, said,
“It’s Bonza that Bundaberg is getting direct services to Melbourne, and I urge everyone to get on board and take to the skies to support them. It’s a great result for locals to have increased travel options to enjoy top-flight sports and cultural experiences and visit loved ones, while our tourism industry will have access to a massive new market. Bundaberg offers the quintessential Aussie experience from iconic beverages to bush heritage, turtles, pristine beaches and the southern Great Barrier Reef. Now, many more Victorians can get a taste of the incredible lifestyle we have to offer.”
Bonza Celebrates Inaugural Service Between Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Bundaberg - Courtesy Bonza
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.