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Old 14th March 2023, 10:35 AM
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VQ-BXW (MSN 44308) which is reportedly destined to Bonza had another test flight at BFI yesterday
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Old 3rd April 2023, 02:18 PM
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Bonza opens Melbourne hub with first flight to Sunshine Coast

ned its Victorian base at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport with its first flight to the Sunshine Coast this morning.
Bonza’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft VH-UIK, nicknamed “Bazza”, touched down at Sunshine Coast Airport as flight AB1023 at 11:07am local time this morning, having departed Melbourne Tullamarine at 10:01am. Bonza is planning to operate two aircraft from Melbourne flying nine routes, seven of which are unique to the low-cost carrier.

https://australianaviation.com.au/20...unshine-coast/
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Old 3rd April 2023, 02:24 PM
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UKH also entered service on 21/03/23 with BNZ8901, Marcoola to Mildura
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Old 3rd April 2023, 06:17 PM
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VQ-BXW (MSN 44308) which is reportedly destined to Bonza had another test flight at BFI yesterday
Wouldn’t be surprised if it heads to Canada like VH-UDV
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Old 3rd April 2023, 08:23 PM
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44308 (was to become VH-UQI) ferried BFI-BGR-LFBF on delivery to AIP capital on 1/4/23.
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Old 4th April 2023, 03:25 PM
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Budget airline Bonza launches regional flights between Mildura and the Sunshine Coast

After years of disruption due to the pandemic and the recent summer flood crisis, north-west Victoria looks on track to make more money from tourism with today's launch of budget airline Bonza in Mildura.

The new Australian business has delivered the first departing and arriving flights between Mildura and the Sunshine Coast, and will continue offering two flights per week from Mildura to the east coast for $79 each way.

Trips between Mildura and Melbourne will launch in April for as little as $49 each way.
Passenger Bridget Pennisi has family in the Sunshine Coast and Mildura.

She said the introduction of direct flights between two locations meant she would be
able to spend more quality time with interstate loved ones.

"It means I'll be able to visit my mother more, which I haven't been able to do recently, and particularly COVID made it really difficult here," she said.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-04-...oast/102184568
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Old 11th April 2023, 06:26 PM
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VH-UIK ‘Bazza’ operated the inaugural MEL-ROK-MEL service today.
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Old 12th April 2023, 02:37 PM
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The executive chairman of fledgling budget carrier Bonza has departed three months after the airline’s first flight, as its financial backer prepares to launch new aviation projects overseas.

Former Virgin Australia executive and 777 Partners aviation investments principal Richard “Rick” Howell walked away from his role at Bonza on March 30, documents lodged with the corporate regulator show.
https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...11-p5czja.html
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Old 22nd May 2023, 11:27 PM
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So it looks like a Bonza painted MAX has flown from TUS to Poland to fly with Enter Air.

https://media.licdn.com/dms/image/sy...uM7nw831hqo088

SP-EXF

https://strefainwestorow.pl/wiadomos...olejnego-max-a

Sounds like they are getting two Bonza planes:
"Like SP-EXE, SP-EXF will fly in the purple colors of Bonza Airline for some time."
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Old 27th May 2023, 01:16 PM
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https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10962519
Daylight shot of SP-EXE
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