Bonza is launching new nonstop service between Sunshine Coast and Launceston starting March 29, 2024. The route will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays with a Boeing 737-8 jet.
On Thursday (February 1, 2024), Bonza announced the launch of new nonstop service between Sunshine Coast and Launceston. Starting March 29, 2024, the route will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. The new route is included in Bonza’s first ‘Bonzaversary’ sale, with one-way fares from only $49 per person. To qualify for the promotional fares, tickets must be booked by 23:59 AEST on February 5, 2024, for travel between February 1st and October 26, 2024 (T&Cs apply). Launceston will become Bonza’s 12th route from their home base at the Sunshine Coast Airport.
In Thursday’s route announcement, Bonza’s CEO, Tim Jordan, said,
“We are delighted to connect the Sunny Coast and Launnie with direct low-cost air travel allowing customers to save time and money by avoiding lengthy road trips or metro city transfers and instead be able to maximise their holiday. The route is available to book now via the Fly Bonza app and those who get in quick can secure seats for as little as $49 per person one way as part of our Bonzaversary sale that goes until February 5.
“Launceston locals can ditch their Tassie tuxedos and explore more than 100km of sandy beaches while Sunny Coast travellers can lace up their hiking boots for an overland adventure across Tasmania as both destinations offer contrasting holiday options. Our Bonza legends are humbled by the ongoing community support from both the Sunshine Coast and Launceston. This service is great news for travellers and for local tourism and hospitality industries.”
Also commenting on the launch of Launceston service, Sunshine Coast Airport’s CEO, Chris Mills, said,
“The new direct service provides a significant boost to both regions, connecting our two tourism destinations for the very first time. It will open up a new market for tourism operators here on the Sunshine Coast, with Tasmanians now having direct access to our pristine beaches, incredible restaurants and unique experiences.
“Launceston is now the 15th destination on offer from Sunshine Coast Airport and places Tasmania firmly on the doorstep for locals. Launceston has a rich history and offers culinary experiences with incredible natural wonders for people to explore. Our partnership with Bonza has helped connect the Sunshine Coast to new destinations across Australia, creating more ease, choice, and flexibility. It’s an exciting time for the Airport and our region.”
Launceston Airport’s CEO, Shane O’ Hare, added,
“We’re thrilled to see Bonza expanding its Tasmanian footprint and opening new markets for tourists to visit our beautiful part of the world and discover the city of gastronomy! The Sunshine Coast is a growing hub for small and medium businesses so this connection will also help facilitate the growth of Tasmanian enterprises by providing new opportunities for collaboration.”
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 six brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft, serving 38 routes across 21 destinations. Over 84 percent of Bonza’s routes are not served by any airline, and 89 percent are not served by a low-cost carrier. The lowest fares are now available for booking on the FlyBonza App.