Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Fly over to holiday islands for as little as RM9 with Firefly

Fly to Langkawi from here for as low as RM9 and to Phuket and Koh Samui for only RM39.

These are the special introductory fares that passengers can enjoy on the new Firefly service. Operating from the Penang International Airport today, the airline is expected to give no-frills leader AirAsia competition in some areas.

Firefly Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, will fly six routes from Penang to Kota Baru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan and Langkawi (all twice daily), and to international destinations Phuket and Koh Samui (once a day).

It will start services with two 50-seater Fokker planes. Flights to local destinations start today, while the international routes begin on April 13. Introductory ticket fares exclude taxes and surcharges.

Air stewardesses Runny Bacle, Elsa Lalongan, Hayati Ibrahim, and Lainie Lama posing in front of a Firefly plane after the launching of the aircraft service by Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas on Monday. Report on Page 4. — Bernama

Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor launched the Firefly service at the airport here yesterday.

State Tourism Development and Environment committee chairman Teng Chang Yeow described the new operations as a milestone for the travel trade and aviation industry in Penang and the northern region.

Malaysia Airlines’ managing director and chief executive officer Idris Jala said the new service would complement MAS’ five-year network strategy to capitalise on high growth travel regions through a connected network.

Firefly’s stewardesses yesterday displayed their uniforms designed for practicality – black T-shirt, with the Firefly logo of golden wings, and brown trousers.

Source : STAR
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