Coasts and culture connect
Coasts and culture connect
From beach bliss to Tassie trails Australia’s only independent low-cost carrier Bonza is connecting the Sunshine Coast and Launceston for the first time with the new route announced today to commence flying on 29 March, 2024.
The new route will be included in Bonza’s birthday sale and offers customers the chance to snap up 200,000 seats across all routes on the entire Bonza network for $49pp* which runs until 23:59 AEST, 5 Feb ‘24 subject to availability and selected travel dates.
“We are delighted to connect the Sunny Coast and Launnie with direct low-cost air travel allowing customers to save time and money by avoiding lengthy road trips or metro city transfers and instead be able to maximise their holiday,” said Tim Jordan, Bonza CEO.
“The route is available to book now via the Fly Bonza app and those who get in quick can secure seats for as little as $49 per person one way as part of our Bonzaversary sale that goes until February 5.”
The new service will operate twice weekly on Monday and Friday with flights from just $89 per person (one way) as the low-cost carrier continues its mission to connect more communities across regional Australia than ever before.
It’s the low-cost airline’s 12th route from its home base at Sunshine Coast Airport and second route from Launceston Airport providing a significant boost to tourism opportunities in both regions.
“Launceston locals can ditch their Tassie tuxedos and explore more than 100km of sandy beaches while Sunny Coast travellers can lace up their hiking boots for an overland adventure across Tasmania as both destinations offer contrasting holiday options,” said Jordan.
“Our Bonza legends are humbled by the ongoing community support from both the Sunshine Coast and Launceston. This service is great news for travellers and for local tourism and hospitality industries.”
Sunshine Coast Airport CEO Chris Mills said the new direct service to Launceston will be the first in history between the Sunshine Coast and Tasmania, unlocking incredible opportunities for locals and tourists alike.
“The new direct service provides a significant boost to both regions, connecting our two tourism destinations for the very first time,” Mr Mills said.
“It will open up a new market for tourism operators here on the Sunshine Coast, with Tasmanians now having direct access to our pristine beaches, incredible restaurants and unique experiences.
“Launceston is now the 15th destination on offer from Sunshine Coast Airport and places Tasmania firmly on the doorstep for locals. Launceston has a rich history and offers culinary experiences with incredible natural wonders for people to explore.
“Our partnership with Bonza has helped connect the Sunshine Coast to new destinations across Australia, creating more ease, choice, and flexibility. It’s an exciting time for the Airport and our region.”
Launceston Airport CEO Shane O’Hare said the new route would provide the first ever direct connection from Tasmania to the Sunshine Coast, linking two of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations.
“We’re thrilled to see Bonza expanding its Tasmanian footprint and opening new markets for tourists to visit our beautiful part of the world and discover the city of gastronomy!
“The Sunshine Coast is a growing hub for small and medium businesses so this connection will also help facilitate the growth of Tasmanian enterprises by providing new opportunities for collaboration.”
Travellers are encouraged to download the Fly Bonza app which is the only place to book direct.
*200,000 seats across Bonza network for $49 per person, one way. Offer ends 23:59 AEST, 05 February 2024, unless sold out prior. Valid for travel between 1 February 2024 and 26 October 2024. Blackout dates include 29 March - 7 April 2024. Fares are limited, subject to availability and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Price quoted is fare only, via the Fly Bonza app paying by Bonza’s fee free payment option. Excluding bags and seat selection. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or promotional offer. We reserve the right to vary, modify or cancel this promotion at any time. Terms and Conditions accurate as at 1 February 2024. Payment fees may apply. All travel is subject to Bonza’s Conditions of Carriage.
Bonza is Australia’s new and only independent low-cost airline enabling Australians to explore more of their own backyard for less. Bonza’s current route map includes 3 bases and 38 routes to 21 destinations with a focus on the unserved and underserved markets. Bonza is the first airline globally to take an app first approach with the only place to book direct being the Fly Bonza App. The airline was also the first globally to introduce a gender-neutral ‘wear it your way’ uniform including custom Bonza sneakers. Bonza’s all Aussie menu is the first onboard menu to be 100% sourced locally and is ordered on-demand from the Fly Bonza app meaning there are no trolleys to be seen onboard.
Bonza is Australia’s new and only independent low-cost airline enabling Australians to explore more of their own backyard for less. Bonza’s current route map includes 3 bases and 36 routes to 21 destinations with a focus on the unserved and underserved markets. Bonza is the first airline globally to take an app first approach with the only place to book direct being the Fly Bonza App. The airline was also the first globally to introduce a gender-neutral ‘wear it your way’ uniform including custom Bonza sneakers. Bonza’s all Aussie menu is the first onboard menu to be 100% sourced locally and is ordered on-demand from the Fly Bonza app meaning there are no trolleys to be seen onboard.