Monday, July 9, 2012

Firefly to launch two new routes (including Kota Bharu - Singapore route)

PETALING JAYA: Firefly will introduce two new routes, Kota Baru - Singapore and Penang - Koh Samui, from Aug 10 and 11, respectively. The airline will also restart its Subang Hat Yai route, which was previously suspended due to the situation at the city then, on Aug 17. The Kota Baru Singapore and Subang Hat Yai routes will have flights every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, flights between Penang - Koh Samui will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Ticket can be purchased from Firefly's website,, Firefly's airport and city ticketing offices, Firefly's call-centre, and through travel agents.In conjunction with these new routes, Firefly is offering special promotional airfares from RM99 for the Kota Baru Singapore and Subang Hat Yai routes, and RM199 for Penang Koh Samui route. All of which is an all-in, one-way fare. These promotional rates are for bookings made from, July 2 to 15 for travel starting from respective commencement dates to March 30, 2013.

Firefly CEO Ignatius M.C. Ong said they are mounting these new flights as they see demands in the various respective markets. “As such, we intend to meet the needs of our loyal business and leisure customers for direct flights with convenient timings both ways,” he said. Effective Aug 10, Firefly is also increasing the frequency of several of its flights including Singapore Kuantan to seven flights weekly, Subang Pekanbaru to four flights weekly, Subang - Johor Baru to 25 flights weekly and Subang Kota Baru to resulting in 58 flights weekly.

The other flights are Subang Langkawi which has been increased to 19 flights weekly, Subang - Penang to 66 flights weekly, Penang - Kota Baru to seven flights weekly and Kota Baru - Johor Baru to seven flights weekly.

SOURCE: The Star Online | 2 July 2012 |