Bonza has revealed Darwin and Alice Springs as its newest destinations, significantly boosting domestic tourism. With three new routes – Sunshine Coast to Darwin, Gold Coast to Darwin, and Melbourne to Alice Springs – the airline will add 12 new weekly flights to and from the NT.
The new routes result from the Territory Aviation Attraction Scheme, which aims to increase competition in the Northern Territory sky.
Flights are on sale today, with the Sunny Coast-Darwin route beginning at $149pp (one way) on 29 November, the Gold Coast-Darwin route starting at $149pp (one way) on 1 December, and Melbourne-Alice Springs starting at $139pp (one way) on 12 December.
Bonza CEO Tim Jordan praised the Northern Territory Government’s Territory Aviation Attraction Scheme today at Darwin Airport, saying it was critical in recruiting Bonza to the region and will bring the NT closer to more Australians than ever before.
“The NT Government’s initiative will increase airline competition, create local jobs, and provide a purple jolt to the Territory’s tourism and related industries.” “We applaud the game-changing decision, which will result in more affordable travel options for Territorians to leisure destinations,” Jordan said.
The airline’s arrival in the Northern Territory represents its fifth State or Territory and the 20th and 21st destinations on its current route plan.
“Today’s news also allows Territorians to visit loved ones or vacation in SE Queensland, Melbourne, and surrounding areas.” “This year, our team of legends is looking forward to connecting Territorians with loved ones in time for Christmas,” Jordan added.
Natasha Fyles, Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, welcomed Bonza to the Territory as a result of the recently launched Territory Aviation Attraction Scheme, which underlines the government’s commitment to accessible and affordable aviation services.