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Bonza Australian budget airline cleared for take-off

Bonza Australian budget airline cleared for take-off

Today, new Australian airline Bonza received an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority after submitting all required paperwork and successfully completing test flights.

Bonza needs the AOC in order to operate regularly scheduled flights carrying passengers in Australia. Since Bonza submitted its proposal last year, a specialised CASA team has been collaborating with them, gradually evaluating different components and offering feedback.

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CASA Director of Aviation Safety and Chief Executive Officer Pip Spence said Bonza went through a rigorous assessment and validation process to ensure it could operate safely. ‘This is a significant milestone and we congratulate Bonza on achieving its air operator’s certificate,’ Ms Spence said.

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‘The CASA and Bonza teams worked collaboratively throughout the application to ensure the airline’s operations met Australia’s high aviation safety standards.

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The process looks at whether the airline has the resources, systems, and staff who are properly qualified to adhere to their operations manual. It entails performing assessments of the carrier’s intended activities, infrastructure, aircraft, and aerodromes to which they operate to make sure they comply with safety requirements.

Travelers should feel secure knowing that when they board a Bonza aircraft, the operator has undergone a thorough evaluation to guarantee it complies with the same safety standards as other Australian airlines. Australia has one of the safest aviation sectors in the world.

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Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air Rolls Out Next-Generation Business Class: ‘Prestige Suites 2.0’

Korean Air has introduced its latest business class offering, the Prestige Suites 2.0, set to make its debut aboard the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet.

This new product marks a significant upgrade from the previous Collins Apex forward-facing staggered seats, known as Prestige Suites. The Prestige Suites 2.0 is designed in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration, ensuring each passenger direct aisle access and ample privacy.

The seats offer 46 inches of pitch, 21 inches of width, and can be transformed into a flat bed measuring between 78.2 and 79.2 inches. A standout feature of these seats is the inclusion of privacy doors that stand 52 inches high, offering a more secluded experience even when positioned closer to the aisle.

Tech-savvy travelers will appreciate the suite’s cutting-edge features, which include a 23.8-inch ultra-high-definition entertainment monitor, 60W USB-C charging, AC power outlets, and wireless charging capabilities.

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Moreover, Korean Air’s Boeing 787-10s will be the first in the fleet to offer Wi-Fi, enhancing connectivity for passengers. The new business class seats come with a range of amenities aimed at maximizing comfort and convenience. These include a storage cubby, a handheld remote, USB-C charging ports, and universal outlets.

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The wireless charging pad is a notable highlight, reflecting the suite’s advanced technological integration. The layout of the Prestige Suites 2.0 comprises 10 rows of seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement, specifically rows 7-16 in the business class cabin. The cabin is flanked by lavatories and galleys at both the front and the rear, ensuring easy access for all passengers.

A striking departure from Korean Air’s traditional design, the new seats feature a bold brown color palette. This is a significant change from the airline’s iconic Morning Calm blue and bright white interiors.

The new design incorporates semi-matte deep brown side consoles with metallic tops, brushed coppery-almond cabinet doors, and textured tan interior shrouds, giving the cabin a modern and sophisticated look.

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