Tourism wings are clipped

SUNSHINE Coast Mayor Rosanna Natoli is urging the Queensland Government to address the economic impact of Bonza Airlines’ collapse, potentially exceeding $100 million.
Mayor Natoli has requested a meeting with Premier Steven Miles to discuss the losses affecting 150 staff, suppliers, and local businesses, including accommodation, catering, and car rentals.
Since its launch in January 2023, Bonza brought over 490,000 additional passengers to Sunshine Coast Airport, significantly boosting tourism and local spending.
Mayor Natoli the region desperately needed government support to mitigate the impact on the region’s economy and businesses following Bonza’s sudden closure.