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In Celebration of the Matildas’ World Cup Performance, Bonza Will Name Their Next Aircraft ‘Matilda’

Australia’s newest airline, Bonza, will name their next aircraft ‘Matilda’, honoring the Matildas’ World Cup success. The fifth aircraft will arrive next year, joining the four existing aircraft named Shazza, Bazza, Sheila and Malc.


Bonza to Name Their Fifth Boaing 737-8 MAX 'Matilda' - Courtesy Bonza

On Thursday (August 16, 2023), Bonza announced that their fifth aircraft, scheduled to arrive next year, will be named ‘Matilda’, celebrating the Matildas’ World Cup success. Matilda will join Bonza’s existing fleet of four Boeing 737-8 MAX airplanes named Shazza, Bazza, Sheila and Malc. Bonza’s current route map includes 17 destinations and 33 routes with flights sold through the Fly Bonza app or local travel agents. Last year, the carrier made headlines when they asked Aussies to ‘nick the nicknames’ for their existing fleet, giving each aircraft its own unique personality.


In Wednesday’s announcement, Bonza’s Chief Commercial Officer, Carly Povey, said,


“Like the rest of the nation, our team of legends have been gripped by Matilda Mania thanks to their sportsmanship, mateship with one another and their pride in wearing the green and gold. As an airline that is solely focussed on Australia, it seemed fitting to name our next aircraft Matilda. From all of us here at Bonza, congratulations and well done to the Matildas for what you’ve achieved on and off the pitch.”


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 four brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and offers service from three bases on 33 routes across 17 destinations. Over 90 percent of Bonza’s 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.


Source: Bonza

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