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Old 7th Feb 2023, 07:13
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Considering it is the only way to book, if it wasn't highly ranked I would be worried!
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 08:20
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Was going to give them a go for a flight I need in the not too distant future, then learnt that I needed an 'app', so Rex gets a go!
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 08:32
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So a week since their first flight…anyone have actual number of paid passengers on theirs flights over the past week?
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 08:49
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Originally Posted by Zinfandel
So a week since their first flight…anyone have actual number of paid passengers on theirs flights over the past week?
Bonza have said that they have booked over 10,000 seats thus far
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 08:58
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Originally Posted by Deano969
Bonza have said that they have booked over 10,000 seats thus far
That is a useless statement, what counts is bums on seats now, not future numbers. I’m sure that QF and VA have over a 10000 seats booked as well
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 23:30
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Originally Posted by Zinfandel
That is a useless statement, what counts is bums on seats now, not future numbers. I’m sure that QF and VA have over a 10000 seats booked as well
Yea but with only 15 or so flights per week (30 sectors) bookable for the next 3 months that's good going
Out of 300 or so sectors they have already filled well over 55 in less than 2 weeks
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Old 7th Feb 2023, 23:31
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Perhaps PapaJo can get to MCY after the 14th and start counting
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 01:02
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No Deano, no.....please no
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 05:37
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I think everyone has a right to call out this operation if its falling apart quickly, just remember, nobody asked them to start an operation, spare me the tears if Plan A doesn't work out. They have come out with big statements, they have told the media they will be a success, they have said they need 90% loads, they have said losses budgeted for the first year only.

However, if they actually own up to the business case not stacking up, adjusts the plan, admits defeat and tries something else, well that's a different matter. Rex got slammed on here because they had the gaul to tell us folks over the fence we are all fools, and they are enjoying top end loads, while the truth was the opposite, it was all single digit bull****.

This mob will need Mascot to make it work, I recall standing at a press conference in 2007 and Tiger's Tony Davis and Co saying that we will not serve Mascot. 15 months later they started selling tickets. Bonza will be in Mascot by 2024 mark my words.


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Old 8th Feb 2023, 06:46
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Bonza will be in Mascot by 2024 mark my words.
AB will be in SWA in 2027 and will never fly to SYD take it to the bank

If Sydney Airport cut a deal with Bonza QF/JQ VA and even ZL would be extremely pissed, especially if it was a better deal than they were on
In a few years they will even have an alternative to move a percentage of their flights to as a reprisal
Bonza are an ULCC and have made it quite clear that they won't service ports that don't come to the party cost wise
Anyway Bonza are touting themselves as a bogan airline so SWA certainly would be a better fit
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 06:59
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Heard it all before…

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But the airline may snub Sydney as a destination, with Tiger chief executive Tony Davis admitting the harbour city may not fit the airline's low-cost model. While he stopped short of saying that Sydney would be left off the list of routes, he conceded that Newcastle — Tiger's first destination in NSW — was a better fit for the airline.
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​​​​​​​Mr Jordan said Sydney was not a viable destination for the low-cost carrier with the airport's current fees.
"They're not as keen to come to the table … or maybe they don't see the opportunity," he said.
"We're quite enthusiastic about Sydney, but it has to be at the right pricing."

A Sydney Airport spokeswoman said it would be "delighted" to have Bonza operating there.
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 21:23
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Besides the first flight to Proserpine over a week ago, has there been any other flights? And where to?
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Old 8th Feb 2023, 22:35
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Nothing
Kicking off Feb 14
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 01:34
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SWA - Jieyang Shaosan Airport, China

SWZ - Sydney West Airport, Australia
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 07:59
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Was going to give them a go for a flight I need in the not too distant future, then learnt that I needed an 'app', so Rex gets a go!
Dude, I'm an old bloke, and I can download an app, and I book lots of stuff on apps. Even though they probably need every cent I'm tipping they're actually happy you're not travelling with them.
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 08:13
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I think everyone has a right to call out this operation if its falling apart quickly
Rights? Where do you think you are? The US? Being a bit dramatic perhaps?

​​​​​​​nobody asked them to start an operation
Yeah, there's probably lots of folk that want more choice.

​​​​​​​Rex got slammed on here because they had the gaul to tell us folks over the fence we are all fools, and they are enjoying top end loads, while the truth was the opposite, it was all single digit bull****.
I was on an out bound Virgin flight and an inbound REX flight a week ago. The REX flight was full, the Virgin flight wasn't, by a long shot.

​​​​​​​This mob will need Mascot to make it work
Bull**** they will.

​​​​​​​Bonza will be in Mascot by 2024 mark my words.
​​​​​​​Bull**** they will be.
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 10:07
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I admire your enthusiasm toss.......but on a serious note, we have all seen these wacko biz plans done before, it's just hard to see it working, happy to be proven wrong, but it just looks like a hard slog, seen time and time again. I would be more nervous awaiting the others coming in and wiping that profit, we all know the ACCC is a toothless tiger.
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 23:08
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VH-UKH on it's way...
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Old 15th Feb 2023, 07:24
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Mr App, I've been around a fair while, I've seen a lot of them come and go, starting with both Compasses, Impulse, Virginblue, remember OzJet? I'm not saying Bonza is a cert, in fact, they WILL change their business model at some point. But REX is doing something right if they're leasing another 2 at this stage. I jump on flights quite a bit lately and the numbers amongst the different companies is a bit surprising. Who knows what price all of the passengers are paying of course and the yield.
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Old 25th Feb 2023, 03:23
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https://simpleflying.com/bonza-base-...ches-3-routes/

You have to wonder if Melbourne Airport is offering Bonza discounts on fees. Bonza's CEO, Tim Jordanwalk, has previously said that they would walk away from airports that don’t come to the negotiating table on fees.
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