May 26, 2011

Firefly adds three daily return flights on the Kuala Lumpur - Kuching route from June 1

KUALA LUMPUR - Firefly, Your Community Airline, had recently taken delivery of its fourth B737-800 aircraft which will be used on the Kuala Lumpur - Kuching - Kuala Lumpur route from June 1. This additional aircraft will increase frequency on this route from four to seven times daily.

Firefly's managing director, Dato' Eddy Leong, said: "We decided to utilise the new aircraft on this route due to good demand. Since we started operating this route on January 15, the weekly load factor has averaged 75 per cent. It makes good business sense to add capacity. The three additional daily return flights out of Kuala Lumpur to Kuching from June 1 will also provide travellers with more departure choices.

"Passengers flying on Firefly will enjoy incredible value with low fares, as we offer savings of up to 20% with our seamless holistic approach. These low fares signify our company's commitment to better serve the community and provide discerning travellers greater choice and incredible value for money. With our jet services, we offer aerobridge facilities at all airports we fly to, including on this Kuala Lumpur - Kuching - Kuala Lumpur route."

FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Kuala Lumpur - Kuching/ Kuching - Kuala Lumpur

Flight No Route Departure Arrival Flight Time
FY 602 KUL/ KCH 7.10am 8.55am 1 hour 45 min
FY 604 KUL/ KCH 8.10am 9.55am 1 hour 45 min
FY 608 KUL/ KCH 11.45am 1.30pm 1 hour 45 min
FY 612 KUL/ KCH 1.05pm 2.50pm 1 hour 45 min
FY 622 KUL/ KCH 4.20pm 6.05pm 1 hour 45 min
FY 624 KUL/ KCH 5.30pm 7.15pm 1 hour 45 min
FY 630 KUL/ KCH 8.45pm 10.30pm 1 hour 45 min
FY 601 KCH/ KUL 9.25am 11.05am 1 hour 40 min
FY 603 KCH/ KUL 10.25am 12.05pm 1 hour 40 min
FY 607 KCH/ KUL 2.00pm 3.40pm 1 hour 40 min
FY 611 KCH/ KUL 3.20pm 5.00pm 1 hour 40 min
FY 621 KCH/ KUL 6.35pm 8.15pm 1 hour 40 min
FY 623 KCH/ KUL 7.45pm 9.25pm 1 hour 40 min
FY 629 KCH/ KUL 11.00pm 12.40am 1 hour 40 min


Promotional fares Kuala Lumpur - Kuching/ Kuching - Kuala Lumpur
Booking period from 26 May - 31 May 2011
Travelling period from 1 June - 29 October 2011

All-in fares from
RM29 one way


Background on Firefly
Firefly began its operations in 2007 and currently operates a fleet of 10 ATR 72-500 turboprop, four B737-800s and one B737-400s. The ATR 72-500s operate out of Penang and Subang. The B737-800s operate out of Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu while the B737-400s operate out of Johor Bahru.
Firefly services include point-to-point connectivity, aligning with the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) agenda that offer services within Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

Firefly offers low fares, providing incredible value as well as convenient flight timings and excellent service to its passengers. On the ATR 72-500s, passengers are allowed 20kg check-in baggage allowance, provided complimentary in-flight refreshment, assigned seating and city airports as our hubs. With the Jet services, passengers are guaranteed lowest fares and savings on bundled sets of services and aerobridge facilities at all airports Firefly flies to.

Firefly won 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 2010. Firefly is also recognised as the Best Brand in Aviation for the Brand Laureate 2010.

Firefly is proud to be the first company in Malaysia and the second airline in the world to have a page on Foursquare, the location-based social network that enables travellers to discover useful travel tips near their airports or destinations. For more interesting facts and tips, visit http://foursquare.com/flyfirefly to meet up with friends, discover new places and unlock rewards as you travel. Firefly also connects with the world through Facebook and Twitter.

For further information about this release, please contact S. Puvaneswary (puvaneswary.sselvadurai@malaysiaairlines.com) of Marketing & Communications Department, Firefly

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