TOUCHDOWN: First Bonza Boeing 737 lands at Sunshine Coast

August 1, 2022 5:55 pm in by
Local News


Bonza’s first aircraft has touched down at Sunshine Coast Airport heralding a new era for flights to and from the region.

But the new aircraft needs a name and the airline is calling out for Aussies to help name the plane by asking them to comment on Bonza’s social media pages with their nicknames.

It is the first Boeing 737 MAX to be based in Australia and will be part of a fleet of brand new and fuel-efficient aircraft based initially on the Sunshine Coast and in Melbourne.

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Bonza could be wheels-up as soon as late September.

“We are beyond excited to welcome our first aircraft to Sunshine Coast Airport and with so much buzz around the country for Bonza, we hope today is also exciting for the communities we’ll be flying to,” Bonza CEO Tim Jordan says.

“Our team of legends have been working hard behind the scenes to reach this significant milestone and so it was important that we were all here to welcome flight AB 001 together.”


The aircraft that touched down today will be used as a spare aircraft.

“This is an exciting time for Australian aviation and most importantly, the Aussie travelling public who will now enjoy more choice,” Mr Jordan says.

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Sunshine Coast Airport CEO Andrew Brodie says its partnership with Bonza will benefit the region and Queensland.

“The arrival of Bonza is a game-changer for the Sunshine Coast that will create more local jobs and spearhead tourism and business growth across the wider region,” Mr Brodie says.


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