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Airline opens up new territory for coast residents

The Sunshine Coast’s reach to Australian travel destinations is expanding, with a low-cost airline going wild for the Top End.

Bonza has announced its newest route from the Sunshine Coast to Darwin, which marks its 11th service out of its Marcoola base.

The new route coincides with Tourism NT’s current campaign, Summer Done Differently, that aims to inspire Australians to travel to the Territory.

“We are thrilled to announce a brand-new route for Sunny Coast locals,” Bonza chief commercial officer Carly Povey says.

“The new route also opens up a brand-new market for tourism operators here on the Sunshine Coast who will be drawn to the region’s attractions.”

News of the route comes as Bonza celebrates nine months of operations out of Sunshine Coast Airport, bringing more than 120,000 additional travellers to its base. It has also been revealed the airport had a record-breaking 1.62 million passengers through the terminal in 2022-23 financial year.

Ms Povey says the connection between the Northern Territory and the Sunshine Coast has the potential to bring another 40,000 passengers through the airport annually.

The new route starts on November 29 and will run twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fares start from $149 per person, one way.

Download the Fly Bonza app to book.

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