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Old 28th Feb 2024, 09:12
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Confirmed that both Flair jets will remain with Bonza long-term, transitioning to VH registration and being operated out of OOL by Bonza crew.
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Old 28th Feb 2024, 21:20
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Originally Posted by FruitSnack
Confirmed that both Flair jets will remain with Bonza long-term, transitioning to VH registration and being operated out of OOL by Bonza crew.
Will they be repainted?
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Old 10th Mar 2024, 13:37
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There is lots of worldwide press about big issues with 777 Partners, the owners of Bonza. Watch this space sadly.
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Old 10th Mar 2024, 20:54
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Originally Posted by FruitSnack
Confirmed that both Flair jets will remain with Bonza long-term, transitioning to VH registration and being operated out of OOL by Bonza crew.
Well, C-FLKC has FLKCed off back to Canada (due to arrive in Vancouver this morning AEST), and C-FLHI has been parked up at MCY for well over a week at this stage.
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Old 10th Mar 2024, 21:52
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There is lots of worldwide press about big issues with 777 Partners, the owners of Bonza. Watch this space sadly.
Not a financial media bastion exactly, however this article on 777's acquisition of the Premier League club Everton makes interesting readingÖ..
777Partners & Everton FC
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Old 11th Mar 2024, 02:39
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Originally Posted by rexxxxxy
There is lots of worldwide press about big issues with 777 Partners, the owners of Bonza. Watch this space sadly.
Iím not finding any articles on google mate, any links? Or you trollin?
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Old 11th Mar 2024, 03:10
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Iíve seen quite a few articles on the 777 trials and tribulations on the internet
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Old 11th Mar 2024, 03:32
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Sorry should have specified new or recent.
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Old 11th Mar 2024, 05:08
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Bonza's so desperately needed aircraft now flying around the USA and Canada for Flair. Rumour is since Flairs #1 competition Lynx went bust they need the capacity... So much for getting it painted into Boza colours and sending it back to AU

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Old 11th Mar 2024, 05:26
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Sorry should have specified new or recent.
CFO resigning three weeks ago, and last couple of days concerns raised over asset transfers!
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Old 20th Mar 2024, 09:05
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Last Flair aircraft has been at MCY for over two weeks, meanwhile Nauru have been operating quite a few flights, ouch
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Old 20th Mar 2024, 13:24
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As a rumour network rumoured the HOFO/Chief Pilot or whatever the title is today has departed the scene a week or so ago.

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Old 20th Mar 2024, 21:32
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Originally Posted by markis10
Last Flair aircraft has been at MCY for over two weeks, ...
Yes, C-FLHI last flew a revenue flight back on 29 February, and arrived up here the day after. It is cutting a very lonely figure at the end of the southern parking apron.
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Old 20th Mar 2024, 23:02
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Maybe needs a safety certificate cos it's changing ownership
Local mechanics are taking up to a week to get to customers due to too much work and not enough mechanics

If it goes screaming down 31 and coming to an abrupt halt, that'll be the brake test, after that fairly good to go
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Old 21st Mar 2024, 01:20
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I canít help to think that the cash burn here must be eye watering. Idle expensive aircraft just sitting racking up bills, wet leasing half the place out, half empty flights, loss making airfares, glad itís not my cash.
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I canít help to think that the cash burn here must be eye watering. Idle expensive aircraft just sitting racking up bills, wet leasing half the place out, half empty flights, loss making airfares, glad itís not my cash.
parts supplier owed a big cheque and overdue told recently ďsorry, we are waiting for funds from America and we will try our best to get you paid!Ē
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parts supplier owed a big cheque and overdue told recently ďsorry, we are waiting for funds from America and we will try our best to get you paid!Ē
The Everton purchase seems to becoming to a head, doubt there will be any further capital injection
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Old 21st Mar 2024, 04:25
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The perils of operating a tiny fleet with very high costs, and low yielding low demand routes. The revenue only covers the leasing and fuel. I mean, they have stated the case, you donít make cash from such a small fleet, but that can still sink you before you can even get scale. Looking at some market ratesÖ

6xMAX Lease rates $100,000 day

5000 seats per day, 3000 filled @$120 $250,000 (removing taxes and charges)

Fuel $140,000 day

I mean, Iíll give them credit, they have come out recently advising the importance of profit focus, and where they need to head. But you cannot deny, the house is burning, will require significant injection, which is doubtful looking at events as mentioned above, abroad.

The wet leasing costs would be just eye watering. Iíd hate to think. Iíve seen an invoice in the past from a local outfit and I nearly fell over, let alone accomodating a large contingent of Canadians from the mothership.
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The perils of operating a tiny fleet with very high costs, and low yielding low demand routes. The revenue only covers the leasing and fuel. I mean, they have stated the case, you donít make cash from such a small fleet, but that can still sink you before you can even get scale. Looking at some market ratesÖ

6xMAX Lease rates $100,000 day

5000 seats per day, 3000 filled @$120 $250,000 (removing taxes and charges)

Fuel $140,000 day

I mean, Iíll give them credit, they have come out recently advising the importance of profit focus, and where they need to head. But you cannot deny, the house is burning, will require significant injection, which is doubtful looking at events as mentioned above, abroad.

The wet leasing costs would be just eye watering. Iíd hate to think. Iíve seen an invoice in the past from a local outfit and I nearly fell over, let alone accomodating a large contingent of Canadians from the mothership.
donít mention salaries for staff, terminal and ground handling fees and charges, insurance, engine and maintenance reserves, turn around checks, landing and parking charges, advertising, refunds and other misc and admin costs plus plus plusÖ
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Old 21st Mar 2024, 05:30
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Let’s be honest, It was never going to last!
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