Bonza is on sale today with its newest route from the Sunshine Coast to Darwin, with flights starting from $149 per person (one way). The new route starts on 29 November and will run twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Speaking from the Crocodile Hunter Lodge by Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, Bonza’s Chief Commercial Officer Carly Povey said by launching the new service, Bonza says it’s another step closer to delivering on its commitment to boost domestic tourism with a focus on leisure destinations.
“We are thrilled to announce a brand new route for Sunny Coast locals. From 29 November, travellers will be able to fly direct to Darwin for a holiday filled with nature, wildlife, waterfalls and epic sunsets. The new route also opens up an exciting new destination for tourists who will be drawn to the region’s attractions like Australia Zoo which we know is a firm favourite of our customers,” said Povey.
Sunshine Coast Airport Interim CEO Gary Allen said the new service would be a hit with visitors who were keen to experience the natural wonders of both destinations, linking the pristine beaches of the Sunshine Coast and Noosa, with some of Australia’s most incredible national parks.
“Already this year we’ve seen our partnership with Bonza connect Sunshine Coast Airport to new destinations like never before, and I’m delighted that Darwin will be our newest direct service,” Mr Allen said.
“This new connection will provide opportunities for people to experience Darwin’s amazing art, culture, wildlife, and experiences, while also giving locals access to both Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, both home to amazing natural wonders.
The new route comes as Bonza celebrates nine months of operations out of Sunshine Coast Airport, having brought 120,000 additional visitors to the region.
During the last school holidays, Bonza celebrated a busy period, with the most popular winter holiday destinations from the Sunny Coast being Albury, Cairns, Avalon, Melbourne and Townsville. Also in July, Sunshine Coast Airport celebrated record passenger numbers, with more than 178,000 passengers passing through the terminal. This incredible figure is the highest monthly total in the Airport’s history and follows a record-breaking 1.62 million passengers in FY22/23.
Visit the Northern Territory with kids
The Northern Territory is a truly magical destination for families, and this new direct flight makes this trip all the more accessible for Sunny Coast families. Enjoy glorious sunsets, crystal-clear waterholes, awe-inspiring landscapes, and learn more about Australia’s wildlife and rich cultural history.
Check out the Tourism NT website for plenty of ideas to start your trip.
Flights are on sale today via the Fly Bonza app, and registered travel agents, with fares starting from $149 per person (one way)
Travellers are encouraged to download the Fly Bonza app, which is the only place to book direct.