dnata has expanded its retail catering footprint in Australia with a multi-year contract from the new start-up airline Bonza. dnata will support the airline’s operations and services including the delivery of the airline’s on-demand 100% Australian menu.

dnata Catering will set up a new facility at the airline’s base at Sunshine Coast Airport, the first of its kind.

Hiranjan Aloysius, Chief Executive Officer, dnata Catering Australia, said: “We are immensely proud to have been selected as the inflight retail partner of Bonza. Our innovative solutions, combined with our deep understanding of passenger needs, will ensure a memorable and unique inflight 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.”

dnata’s 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.

Carly Povey, Chief Commercial Officer, 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.”

dnata Catering 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.

Bonza currently offer 17 routes across 13 locations.