New airline Bonza has today started selling flights from Tamworth to the Sunshine Coast or Melbourne.
The new independent cut-price airline began flying in January this year from its Sunshine Coast base. It is initially covering 17 destinations and 27 routes including Tamworth. Bonza arrived into Townsville for the first time and tomorrow, the airline touches down with customers for the first time in Rockhampton, and its first flight to Tamworth is expected in May.
Travellers wanting to travel from Tamworth to Melbourne can do so from May 2, with sale fares on the app available to buy now for just $59 one way. Initially there will be two Tamworth to Melbourne flights per week.
Flights between Tamworth and the Sunshine Coast will begin a couple of days later on May 6 and will also run twice a week. The current price for this journey is just $49 one way.
“Today is a huge day for Aussie travellers as we deliver on our promise to make air travel accessible to the many, not the few,” said Carly Povey, Chief Commercial Officer at Bonza.
“Today millions more Aussies have the chance to book a low cost flight to see a loved one or explore their own backyard. As a proud Melbournite, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to fly directly to regional destinations to catch some winter sun in Queensland or explore the wine region of Mildura,” added Povey.
Today’s news means all of Bonza’s initial routes are now on sale with Aussies said to be embracing 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 30 March and travellers are encouraged to get in quick to be part of Australian aviation history that day.