Friday, February 24, 2023

Bonza Airline Launches Services to Rockhampton Airport from Townsville - Boeing B737-8 MAX VH-UIK BNZ927/8

A momentous day on Friday 24 February, as low-cost start-up Bonza Airline continued its staggered start of its new network, launching its latest route from Townsville Airport down to Rockhampton Airport.

Bonza's Boeing B737-8 MAX VH-UIK - named 'Bazza' - touched down at Rockhampton Airport as BNZ927 from Townsville before it later returned there as BNZ928.  VH-UIK had originally departed Bonza's Sunshine Coast base as BNZ631 and then later returned to the Sunny Coast from Townsville as BNZ634.

The Townsville (only) services were started on Wednesday 22 February with fellow Bonza Boeing B737-8 MAX VH-UJK named 'Shiela' operating the BNZ631/2 direct service from and back to the Sunshine Coast.

The low-cost airline will continue flights to Rockhampton Airport from and back to Townsville three days per week before 'direct' flights to Rockhampton Airport from the Sunshine Coast and back also three days per week start on Monday 13 March.  Flights from and back to Cairns will start on Friday 31 March and be two days each week.  Flights from and back to Melbourne will be coming at a later date.

Exciting stuff!

Sincere thanks to local plane spotters Scott H and John L for taking the time to capture and send through these great photos of a great day at Rockhampton Airport!

Photos taken by Scott Harris and John Lee  ©

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