Bonza is a new independent budget airline, creating a new market around leisure-driven routes within the Australian domestic market. Bonza, meaning “excellent” in old Australian slang, is planning to begin flights by early 2022 targeting budget-conscious passengers traveling to previously neglected tourist destinations. With growing demand for domestic travel, Bonza will compete with the likes of Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia and Regional Express Holdings in a market that lacks an independent, low-cost carrier. The airline plans to use two to three Boeing 737-8 aircraft.
Date acquired: 2021