FIREFLY INTRODUCES EXTRA FLIGHTS DUIRNG HARI RAYA HOLIDAYS TO KOTA BARU WHICH IS MY HOME TOWN AS I REQUESTED FOR IT SINCE I PLAN TO BALIK KAMPONG!
Firefly Introduces Extra Flights During Hari Raya Holidays
This year, with EID holiday expected to fall on 8 August 2013 resulting in a four day weekend, Firefly will increase flights to Kota Bharu, Pekanbaru, Koh Samui, and Penang from its central hub Subang. From its Northern hub of Penang, the airline will also add flights to Phuket. As for its Southern hub, Johor Bahru, Firefly will introduce direct flights to Penang.
These additional flights will be added for travel from 2 August up to 17 August and are already made available in our system for purchase now.
According to Ignatius Ong, Firefly’s Chief Executive Officer, “The demand for flights on these routes during the Raya period has been high historically, and this year is no exception. In fact with the longer weekend which coincides with the school holidays, we are expecting demand to be even more than that of last year EID festive break. With the above said, additional flights will be available from our website and I urge everyone to quickly make their respective purchases soonest as we foresee the tickets being snapped up at a very fast pace.”
Ong further adds, “Air travel with Firefly is faster, safer, more convenient, more comfortable than driving and more value as our flight and operations crew are ready to get everyone where they need to be efficiently, promptly and conveniently. What’s more, with Firefly, all passengers enjoy 20kg of checked baggage allowance, in-flight refreshment for free as well as the opportunity to accrue and redeem Enrich points.”
Starting from 1 June to 31 July 2013 Firefly customers will earn 2 x Enrich Miles every time they purchase Firefly tickets. For a complete listing of eligible booking classes on accrual and redemption, Firefly customers are encouraged to check out http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/hq/en/enrich.html . To redeem miles, members may contact Malaysia Airlines Call Centre at 1 300 88 3000 (within Malaysia) or +603 7843 3000 (outside Malaysia).
Firefly’s current campaign, Everyday Low Fares (ELF) which is currently running until further notice, is aimed at providing Malaysians the chance to plan their holidays early and rewarding them with very affordable pricing. They will have the chance to fly with minimal fuss but with great convenience from Subang and all this beginning with just 1 RM50 note. A total of 500,000 seats are up for grabs and travelers are encouraged to book well in advance
to get even more option of flight dates for this great value offer. For further information on Firefly’s routes and schedules, please visit www.fireflyz.com.my .
Background on Firefly
Firefly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, began operations in April 2007. Currently, it operates a fleet of 12 ATR 72-500 turboprop out of Penang and Subang, connecting secondary destinations within the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle as well as providing air linkages between Malaysia and Singapore.
Firefly provides incredible value as well as convenient flight timings and excellent service to its passengers. On the ATR 72-500, passengers are allowed 20kg check-in baggage allowance, provided complimentary in-flight refreshment, assigned seating and convenient city airports.
Firefly had also received numerous awards and recognition. The most recent was on April 24, 2012 when Firefly was accorded Putra Most Promising Brand of the Year by Putra Brand Awards. Five months prior to this, on November 15, 2011, Firefly was conferred “Superbrand” status. Other awards received include the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Value Airline of the Year award and the Green Initiative of the Year 2010 award by Leaders in Aviation in conjunction with the Doha Aviation Summit.
Firefly is also recognised as the Best Brand in Aviation for the Brand Laureate.
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