dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has expanded its retail catering footprint in Australia, by winning a multi-year contract with the country’s newest airline Bonza to support its operations and services – including the delivery of the airline’s on-demand 100 percent Australian menu.
dnata said its global experience and comprehensive, end-to-end solution will ensure a seamless implementation and delivery of the airline’s retail programme across its operations.
Its retail experts have worked in partnership with Bonza to select and develop a broad range of Australian made products.
These include quality meals, beverages, and snacking items, helping the airline provide a fresh approach to the onboard experience and maximise ancillary revenue, it stated.
dnata Catering will support Bonza’s operations from a new facility near the carrier’s base at Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) – the first of its kind for the burgeoning airport.
Including its newest catering centre, dnata Catering now operates 15 facilities with a team of over 3,000 highly trained professionals, providing tailor-made inflight catering and retail services to over 40 airlines in Australia.
dnata Catering Australia CEO Hiranjan Aloysius said: “We are immensely proud to have been selected as the in-flight retail partner of Bonza. Our innovative solutions, combined with our deep understanding of passenger needs, will ensure a memorable and unique in-flight experience, helping the airline deliver on its ambitious growth plans.”
“We are extremely honoured to be part of this historical moment in Australian aviation history and look forward to contributing to Bonza’s success,” he noted.
Carly Povey, Chief Commercial Officer at Bonza, said: “dnata has played a key role in delivering the world’s first onboard menu entirely sourced from its home country, served on demand via the Fly Bonza app and delivered directly to customer’s seats.”
“The creation and delivery of our all-Aussie menu is no mean feat and has resulted in the first ever catering facility at Bonza’s backyard – Sunshine Coast Airport. We look forward to growing our onboard menu to take more great Aussie food and drink products to new heights,” he added.