Posted on: 11 September 2014 by Mark Howells
Firefly has launched a new thrice-weekly route between Penang and Krabi, operated by the airline’s 72 seat single class ATR 72-600s.
“We began operations from Penang in 2007 and until today Penang is registered as our home base. It gives us great pleasure to announce this new route, as Penang has always been a state close to Firefly’s heart,” commented Ignatius Ong, Firefly’s CEO.
“I am pleased to be a part of another milestone in the aviation industry, specifically with regards to the growth of Penang’s network,” remarked Y.A.B Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang. “Firefly’s business model and offerings is in line with Penang government’s aspiration to enhance our tourism industry as a whole. It serves a specialised market, meeting the locals’ and international tourists’ travel needs in terms of connectivity and most importantly offering an affordable transportation option. With the launch of Firefly’s service between Penang and Krabi, I trust that it will help fulfil the government’s agenda to stimulate economic growth and boost Visit Malaysia Year 2014.”
Firefly has also recently launched an automated check-in service for all domestic and Singapore flights as part of its ‘Beyond Convenience’ tagline.