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Old 12th Jan 2023, 03:18
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Bonza has its AOC

So itís official! Bonza has now got its AOCÖ

Letís place bets!

Will they stand the test of rough economic times and lead the way in LCC operations?

Place your bets!
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Old 12th Jan 2023, 03:30
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Do we have anything else in australia?
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Media release: Purple seal of approval: Bonza achieves its licence to fly
Bonza, Australia’s only independent low-cost carrier, has been granted its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The airline is now finalising its preparations to go on sale with its first wave of flights out of the airline’s home base on the Sunshine Coast.
Bonza has been working collaboratively with the regulator as it works towards connecting communities by gradually introducing its initial route map of 17 destinations and 27 routes - 93% of which are not currently served by any other airline and 96% of which currently have no low-cost carrier.
“This is an historic moment for Australian aviation as we get ready to launch the first high capacity airline in more than 15 years, and the country’s only independent low cost carrier,” said Tim Jordan, CEO of Bonza.
“The excitement for what we are about to deliver is palpable and the timing couldn’t be better. Demand for domestic travel is high and Aussies deserve for travel to be a basic right for many, not a luxury for the few. This has never been truer with today’s cost of living challenges. With the approval from CASA, 2023 is set to be the year of seeing more of your own backyard for less,” added Jordan.
Bonza will soon go on sale with its Sunshine Coast base followed by its Melbourne base. Jordan urges Aussies to download the Fly Bonza app and sign up to be the first to know when its initial phase of flights will be up for grabs.
The airline’s digital approach means the app will be the only place to book with the exception of registered local travel agents. A digital support centre will assist customers with queries or those who choose to get support with making their booking.
“I’d like to thank our team of legends who have worked very hard to achieve today’s milestone working alongside CASA who do incredibly important work regulating Australian aviation. Now, our focus turns to connecting communities and we hope to see many Aussies onboard soon,” added Jordan.
ENDS.


The best of luck to them. May they give Qantas a bloody nose.
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And then one breakdown out at tamworth and greyhound buses all the lax to sunny coast.
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As long as they donít outsource the safety department to another country like the previous mob did, and completely ignore any communication from the regulator, they should be fine.

CASA will be watching closely. Cannot have another repeat re the pussycat mess. If standards fall, boxes are not being ticked, then I hope they take appropriate action.

That aside, congratulations, and go give it to Jetstar who need a wake up call at the moment.



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Old 12th Jan 2023, 03:44
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Congratulations to Bonza. My prediction of March was evidently too pessimistic.
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Originally Posted by Lead Balloon View Post
Congratulations to Bonza. My prediction of March was evidently too pessimistic.
you were close tho, so good work!
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One wishes them wellÖ.but whilst a good ideaÖ.wrong aeroplaneÖ..cheap E190s ala Alliance might have worked.
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As long as they donít outsource the safety department to another country like the previous mob did, and completely ignore any communication from the regulator, they should be fine.
Well at $50 a ticket I think they will struggle to get maintenance done in Australia.
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Well at $50 a ticket I think they will struggle to get maintenance done in Australia.
Time to end the myth that maintenance done in Australia is somehow superior to numerous other places.
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Old 12th Jan 2023, 05:11
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They wouldn’t need to charge only $50 given how high fares are currently. I wish them well. We and our customers could certainly use the competition.
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Old 12th Jan 2023, 05:19
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Originally Posted by Mk1Aviation View Post
So itís official! Bonza has now got its AOCÖ

Letís place bets!

Will they stand the test of rough economic times and lead the way in LCC operations?

Place your bets!
A few of their thinner routes may struggle unless they use MCY as a hub and spoke
My 2 cents is that they will quickly move onto routes that JQ ply on the holiday market OOL CNS BNK etc
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Old 12th Jan 2023, 05:43
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Wish them all the best, especially those who end up working for them. Aus does not need another airline in it's graveyard.
My mob (JQ) is an absolute embarrassment at the moment. Hopefully for everyone's sake this experiment works. A huge wake up call is needed.
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Has anyone got an idea of how many sectors they intend flying the maxís on per day? Will they try for 8?

Flybondi, a 737-8ng LCC in Argentina, push their planes to the limit, up to 10 flights per day in an economically harsh environment.. they get by Ö just
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SHVC - Jesus you're a doomer mate. Have a look at all your posts, you have nothing positive to say about anything or anyone. So Bonza get an AOC and your first post is negative. Thank Christ I don't have to drink piss with you mate
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I don’t give two $hits if Bonza succeeds to tell you the truth, were my post negative not really just statements. If one does break down then it’s the grey hound bus no recovery options am I wrong? Ppl like to bag QF, JQ and VA out however if one goes U/S or gets canned there is recovery which is something Bonza won’t have and same as another start up getting around with 73s.

Im awesome to drink with ppl like me I’m just blunt, to the point and I don’t make everything fluffy when it’s not. Bonza is not fluffy.

secondly- I never said Australian maintenance was superior, just stated they would struggle to get it in Australia for $50 tickets, we all know the cost of operating in Australia and labor ain’t cheap.
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I don't blame anyone for being skeptical. Tiger lost $1 billion across 13 years.

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Good luck to them.
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Any of you cobbers know what they are paying the blokes and sheilas up the front?
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Two fifths of **** all I would guess!
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