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More Bonza flights touch down in beautiful communities

Bonza's first flight to Rockhampton touches down and all initial routes go on sale, some flights available in time for the Easter holidays

Rockhampton Airport had its first-ever commercial Bonza when flight AB927 arrived early on Feb 24 from Townsville in the same week that the airline put all its initial routes on sale and some available to travel for Easter.

Onboard the Rockhampton flight were excited customers who bagged a bargain when flights went on sale from $49 per person one way between Townsville and Rocky.

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“We are very humbled to travel with some of our first-ever customers between Townsville to Rocky today,” said Tim Jordan, CEO of Bonza who flew on the inaugural. 

“We’ve always said our competition is the couch and the car. Now, we’re here to provide affordable travel to the many and not the few. We know today is a good day for the tourism industry in Central and Far North Queensland – as well as friends and family who want to see one another without an eight-hour drive or a flight that connects through major centres,” added Jordan.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Tony Williams said this historic partnership with Bonza is the Airport’s biggest flight launch to date.       

“We are so thrilled to finally welcome Bonza to sunny CQ, and to be able to directly connect more travellers to the Rockhampton Region is a massive win,” Mayor Williams said.

“Residents and visitors have been calling out for more flight options. We are very excited to now make it possible for people to travel on a budget to previously un-serviced routes. 

“This partnership is going to benefit many sectors of our community.

“We are looking forward to not only welcoming friends and relatives to the region but showcasing our beautiful community as one of the most liveable regions in Australia.”

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Amelia Evans said Townsville Airport was thrilled to welcome some of Bonza’s first passengers through the newly transformed terminal, with recently completed upgrades to the security screening zone, check-in areas and adjoining retail space.

“Two of Bonza’s first routes are connections through Townsville Airport, which shows the importance of North Queensland and the opportunity this region presents, mirroring our own confidence in future growth for the airport,” Ms Evans said.

In addition to the direct Townsville to Rockhampton route (three times per week), Rocky is set to welcome direct flights from Cairns (two per week from $59 pp one way), Sunshine Coast (three per week from $49 pp one way) and Melbourne (three per week).

Flights to Melbourne from Rocky also went on sale this week with fares starting from $89 per person one way.

Twelve routes to 11 destinations were added to the Fly Bonza app with prices starting from $49 to $89 per person one way.

Bonza continues to get wheels up across its route map of 17 destinations and 27 routes giving Aussies the chance to book a low-cost flight to see a loved one or explore their own backyard.

With all of Bonza’s initial routes now on sale, Aussies have embraced the airline’s app first approach. 

Travellers can book now for Easter, July and September school holidays with flights available until the end of October. The first flight from Melbourne Airport is confirmed for March 30 and travellers are encouraged to get in quick to be part of Australian aviation history that day. 

Travellers are encouraged to download the Fly Bonza app which is the only place to book direct. 

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