Posted on: 01 July 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Firefly has celebrated its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Sibu Airport.
“The commencement of Firefly’s twice-daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sibu signifies our commitment in providing direct air access via linking our nation’s capital with the central region of Sarawak,” remarked, Firefly’s managing director, Eddy Leong. “The objective is to offer travel convenience between East and West Malaysia and to provide easy domestic connectivity to foreigners visiting Malaysia.
“Firefly’s codeshare with Malaysia Airlines is an added value that strengthens our position in East Malaysia and also other routes,” Leong added. “It allows passengers to purchase Firefly tickets from any Malaysian Airlines ticketing office worldwide. This is especially convenient for overseas travellers who wish to make onward connections and visit destinations serviced by Firefly.”
Firefly is also investing in a system upgrade which will enable the airline to offer interlining facilities with Malaysia Airlines for passenger and baggage check through to their final destination. This will commence on 1 September 2011.
Firefly takes over the Kuala Lumpur–Sibu flight from Malaysia Airlines which will withdraw on 1 August.