Posted on: 15 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Firefly has begun twice daily return flights between Johor Bahru and Kota Kinabalu, its second capital city route in East Malaysia following the launch, on 19 May of four daily services between Johor Bahru and Kuching.
Firefly’s managing director, Eddy Leong, remarked, “The Johor Bahru–Kota Kinabalu route signifies an improvement in connectivity between East and West Malaysia and from Johor to North Asia, connecting through Kota Kinabalu.
“Kota Kinabalu is a gateway to North Asia and to the rest of Borneo Island with many direct flight connections. Additionally, our strong network and codeshare with Malaysia Airlines and MASwings will further provide seamless travel to our guests and help stimulate the economic growth through the tourism industry for the states of Sabah and Johor.”
“As a community airline, it is our privilege to develop routes that are beneficial to the communities. We have started marketing our Kota Kinabalu–Johor Bahru route to Singaporeans and Indonesians. We anticipate business and leisure tourists from both countries to connect to Sabah and even beyond, from our southern hub in Johor Bahru,” Leong added.