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Old 12th October 2021, 07:41 AM
Yusef D Yusef D is offline
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Are these people serious? A new Australian LCC using Max 8s (when unclaimed Max aircraft are no longer piling up in Seattle)???

The supplied pic looks like a Max 9 or 10, with the extra exit.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...boeing-737-max
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Old 12th October 2021, 12:46 PM
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Yes they are and why not.Looks like they have the financial backing.

The airline has the backing of US private investment firm 777 Partners, which announced in March the addition of 24 737-8s to the firm’s aviation portfolio, with purchase rights for an additional 60 aircraft.

The Miami-based company said it would place the single-aisle planes with its “growing portfolio of low-cost carrier investments around the world”, so you can only assume some of them will be for Bonza.
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Old 12th October 2021, 02:35 PM
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Any Maxes ordered in March would have been cheap, so they have that going for them.

Imagine what they would have to pay. to get access to Australia's only 737 Max simulator!

Otherwise it's off to Nadi or Singapore.
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Old 12th October 2021, 04:06 PM
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They obviously didn’t spent much on marketing did they when they came up with a name like “ Bonza “ . They could have paid me and I could have suggested , Ripper , Grouse or even s**t yeh .
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Old 12th October 2021, 04:29 PM
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I've heard Gold Coast base to start.

Good luck to them but there aren't many markets that aren't currently served (or have been served prior to the recent lockdowns) by one of the other carriers. Especially in the 737-size markets.
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Old 13th October 2021, 10:32 AM
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Reported they held talks with Justin Giddings CEO of Avalon Airport as well.

They have stated they are not interested in playing in the Golden Triangle.
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Old 13th October 2021, 11:46 AM
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They obviously didn’t spent much on marketing did they when they came up with a name like “ Bonza “ . They could have paid me and I could have suggested , Ripper , Grouse or even s**t yeh .

Or “Straya Airlines” that’d get around the copyright issues and would suit the low cost market.
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Old 13th October 2021, 01:31 PM
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Bonza is the name of a new start-up in Australia, and is set to become the country's first independent low-cost airline. The start-up plans to launch flights early next year and will, initially, only fly domestic.

The airline is founded by a former executive of Cebu Pacific and Virgin Austrlia and is backed by private investment firm 777 Partners, which also has investments in Canadian low-cost carrier Flair Airlines and the Value Alliance, a network of low-cost Asian airlines consisting of Cebu Pacific, Jeju Air, Nok Air and Scoot.

Bonza is planning to operate the B737-8, of which 777 Partners has so far ordered 32 with Boeing directly, and which will go to both Flair and Bonza.
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Old 13th October 2021, 05:03 PM
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Bonza is planning to operate the B737-8, of which 777 Partners has so far ordered 32 with Boeing directly, and which will go to both Flair and Bonza.
Where did you get that info from as it’s wrong, it’s the 737 MAX 8 they plan to operate and they ordered 24 + 60 options
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