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Bonza CEO’s big plans after bumpy start for airline



It’s been six months since Bonza launched, promising low cost flights between regional cities. But as CEO Tim Jordan tells Ticker’s Ahron Young, it hasn’t been all clear skies.

Start an airline, they say. Fourteen years after originally having the idea for Bonza, Tim Jordan is still navigating Australia’s notoriously difficult aviation market.

And the recovery from the pandemic isn’t helping. From delays in securing airline parts, to dealing with staff shortages, Bonza is trying to build a reputation as a positive force in the airline industry, while battling against the realities of flying.

Bonza launched in Australia with four aircraft on nearly 30 routes, but after six months, they have had to pull back to three (and a half) aircraft, while reducing routes by five.

Bonza CEO Tim Jordan acknowledges the rocky start but says more aircraft due to enter service by the end of the year will help the airline with its growth strategy.

“It was a great idea 14 years ago, and it’s an even better idea now,” says Jordan.

“Certainly, we, we, as an airline, we as a business, all of us within the airline, we aspire to do things very well.

“As, you know, the definition of Bonza is a great thing well executed. We cannot be Bonza if we don’t deliver Bonza.

“And with that in mind over the last couple of months, we probably let ourselves down and let our customers down. And very importantly, Team Bonza are as well.”

Making it right

Jordan says it’s an issue which the team is urgently addressing.

“That’s not something we’re very comfortable with. So what we put in place last week, was we’ve effectively been flying with our four aircraft. We’ve been flying about three and a half aircraft worth schedule.
Unfortunately, when you lose an aircraft because of a bird strike or because of because of a mechanical issue, you don’t lose half an aircraft, you lose a whole aircraft.”

Jordan says the company has decided to withdraw from some routs so the airline can focus on punctuality and reliability.

“So what we’ve effectively done is pullback our scheduled operations from three and a half aircraft back down to three. That gives us the dedicated spare aircraft that we need for it for times of disruption when we need to make sure customers get on their way in a timely way and we deliver to our customers but also to our crews.”



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YouTuber Trevor Jacob behind bars for plane crash stunt



YouTuber Trevor Jacob has been sentenced to jail after orchestrating a dangerous stunt involving a plane crash in a reckless bid for views.

The shocking incident unfolded as Jacob attempted to push the boundaries of extreme content creation on his YouTube channel.

In a bid to capture the attention of his audience, Jacob embarked on a perilous mission, piloting a small plane before deliberately crashing it. The stunt, which was filmed and uploaded to his channel, garnered immediate backlash from viewers, many of whom decried the reckless behavior as dangerous and irresponsible.

Authorities swiftly intervened, launching an investigation into Jacob’s actions. Following the investigation, he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to a prison term.

The incident has raised important questions about the ethics of content creation, the pursuit of internet fame, and the potential legal consequences for those who prioritize views over safety.


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Russian women want their men back from Ukraine



In a heartfelt plea, Russian women have taken to the streets demanding the safe return of their loved ones from the Ukrainian front.

The conflict in Ukraine has stretched on for years, and the toll on families has been immense. Mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters are uniting to call for an end to the fighting and the return of their men.

The women, often referred to as the “mothers of the front,” are growing increasingly frustrated with the ongoing conflict. They argue that their husbands, sons, and brothers have been away for far too long, and the human cost of the war is simply too high.

With no clear resolution in sight, their calls for peace and reconciliation are becoming more urgent.

This grassroots movement has sparked a national conversation in Russia, with many questioning the government’s handling of the conflict.

While the official stance has been to support the separatist forces in Ukraine, these women are highlighting the personal tragedies and broken families left in the wake of the war. Their determination to bring their loved ones home is palpable.

The situation raises important questions about the impact of long-term conflicts on families, the role of women in peace movements, the government’s response to public sentiment, and the prospects for a peaceful resolution in the ongoing Ukraine conflict.

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Is a long commute a reason to quit?



Workers reconsider roles due to lengthy travel times

A surge in resignations is hitting the job market as employees reevaluate the impact of long commutes on their work-life balance. The trend, intensified by the rise of remote work during the pandemic, sees a growing number of professionals opting to quit rather than endure extended travel times.

A recent survey conducted among commuters revealed that 68% of participants identified their daily journeys as a major source of stress. The findings suggest a paradigm shift in the traditional understanding of commuting as an inherent aspect of employment.

Employers are now grappling with the challenge of retaining talent as dissatisfaction with lengthy commutes becomes a catalyst for resignations. The implications extend beyond individual decisions, impacting productivity and overall workforce dynamics.

The phenomenon underscores the need for businesses to reassess their remote work policies and invest in solutions that alleviate the burden of commuting. As the job market adapts to evolving expectations, companies that fail to address the commute conundrum risk losing valuable contributors.

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