Recorded at CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, 14-15 Sep 2023

Airline Leader Interview | Bonza

Tim Jordan is a founder and CEO of Bonza, the only independent Low Cost Carrier (LCC) in the Australian domestic market which started scheduled commercial operations in early 2023. Tim has more than 25 years of air transport experience most notably in low-cost airline operations.

Prior to his current role with Bonza, Tim was the Managing Director of FlyArystan the first LCC in Central Asia based in Kazakhstan. Tim successfully planned and launched the new airline which now has the largest market share of traffic in the Kazakh domestic market. As a consequence of FlyArystan, Kazakhstan is now one of the fastest growing domestic aviation markets in the world.

Tim is also the former Chief Commercial Officer of Philippines based LCC Cebu Pacific Air where he led the airline through a major transformation while also overseeing significant profitable market growth for both domestic and international operations. Cebu Pacific Air is now the domestic market share leader in the Philippines.

Prior to Cebu Pacific Air, Tim was head of Commercial Distribution for Virgin Blue Airlines in Australia where he oversaw the successful commercial growth of the airline from 15 to 48 aircraft. During Tim’s tenure, both Cebu Pacific and Virgin Blue had profit margins that were amongst the highest in the world for aviation. Both Cebu Pacific and Virgin Blue went on to offer highly successful IPO's, with the Air Astana Group owned FlyArystan now expected to also IPO in 2023.

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