Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

Budget airline Bonza takeoff delayed by months, awaiting regulator approval

It’s set to be Australia’s newest offering in the budget airline market – giving consumers more choice for less dollars when it comes to flying around the country. But despite launching the airline’s “game-changing” uniform earlier this year, and announcing the affectionate names of their two aircraft – Shazza and Bazza — it remains unclear … Read more

Bonza’s takeoff in doubt as ultra-low cost airline awaits CASA regulator’s approval

Bonza's takeoff in doubt as ultra-low cost airline awaits CASA regulator's approval

Bonza’s takeoff remains in doubt as the low-budget carrier waits for a green light from the national aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) says Bonza has revised its schedule and is now working to a mid-October target, but this is subject to “the clarification of several issues”. Bonza launched last October, becoming the … Read more

Australians lose it over Bonza’s new plane called Shazza

Australians lose it over Bonza's new plane called Shazza

An Australian airline start-up is set to launch in October and the name of its first Boeing 737 Max couldn’t get any more Aussie. Bonza — the country’s only independent low-cost airline — will soon take to the skies with “Shazza”, the name given to its first aircraft, which recently touched down at Sunshine Coast … Read more

Melbourne, Sydney forecast: Triple whammy of punishing weather to hit

Melbourne, Sydney forecast: Triple whammy of punishing weather to hit

Forecasters have warned a triple whammy of severe weather is set to sweep across Australia’s south and east over the coming days and into the weekend. Three consecutive cold fronts, charging in across the Great Australian Bight, are expected to bring “substantial” rain, a fresh risk of flooding, fierce winds, hail, thunderstorms, cold and snow … Read more