Tickets will go on sale for the new Australian airline Bonza within days, and the company has listed the 17 destinations they will be flying to.

The low cost carrier will be based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. While it will be releasing a lot of flights within Queensland, there will be some domestic interstate flights too. 93 per cent of the destinations aren’t currently served by any other airline.

Within QLD, passengers can fly from Sunshine Coast to Cairns, Townsville, the Whitsunday coast, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and Toowoomba Wellcamp.

On top of that, there will be flights to and from the Sunshine Coast to Albury, Avalon, Coffs Harbour, Melbourne, Mildura, Newcastle, Port Macquarie and Tamworth.

“This is an historic moment for Australian aviation as we get ready to launch the first high capacity airline in more than 15 years, and the country’s only independent low cost carrier,” Bonza CEO Tim Jordan said.

“The excitement for what we are about to deliver is palpable and the timing couldn’t be better. Demand for domestic travel is high and Aussies deserve for travel to be a basic right for many, not a luxury for the few.

“This has never been truer with today’s cost of living challenges. With the approval from CASA, 2023 is set to be the year of seeing more of your own backyard for less.”

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The Sunshine Coast flights will go on sale first, and are expected to be released late this week or early next week. Shortly after, Bonza will launch flights out of its Melbourne base.

Bonza is concentrating on being a digital first airline, which means flights will only be able to be booked on the app, with the exception of registered local travel agents. The company’s CEO has encouraged potential customers to download the Fly Bonza app and sign up to be the first to know when its initial phase of flights will be up for grabs.

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