Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Bonza Lands A Triple

The final piece of the Bonza puzzle landed on Whitsunday tarmac last week, the inaugural flight to Toowoomba representing the last link to the three destinations offered by the budget airline.

The service will operate twice weekly on Monday and Friday with flights starting from $59 per person one way.

This means passengers will be able to fly direct between the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and now Toowoomba.

Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Julie Hall welcomed the new Toowoomba flights and said it was the perfect synergy linking the highlands to the islands.

“This is fantastic news for the Whitsunday business and tourism sectors and opens up a massive catchment area to attract new visitors to Australia’s most popular domestic tourism destination,” she said.

“The connectivity with Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba also opens the possibility of international freight opportunities for our region.

“And the best kicker of all is that Bonza is a budget airline which means cheaper airfares, more bums on seats and extra bodies in beds to boost the local economy of both regions.”

Carly Povey, Chief Commercial Officer at Bonza, sad she was thrilled to see the final link connected.

“Today’s new route is great news for people of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs,” she said.

“You can now enjoy a weekend in the Whitsundays with a direct flight on Friday and returning on Monday for as little as $59 per person one way.

“Savvy travellers to the Whitsundays can also bolt on a short trip to experience a different side to Queensland including inland winery and food trails.

“Locals from the Whitsundays, Mackay and surrounds should also take the opportunity to visit Toowoomba in September for the annual Carnival of Flowers - a month-long celebration of Australia’s Garden City.”

Bonza Airlines offer a host of different services including an App-only booking platform and an on-flight straight to your seat service.

“Onboard, our team of legends are delivering a game changing experience for travellers with our all Aussie menu that is delivered directly to your seat,” said Ms Povey.

“The airline trolley is definitely a thing of the past!”

Whitsunday Regional Council Chief Operating Officer Aviation and Tourism, Craig Turner, Mayor Julie Hall, Carly Povey Chief Commercial Officer at Bonza and Dennis Wagner. Photo supplied

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