Posted on: 15 April 2011 by Mark Howells
Firefly has announced that it will be receiving its eleventh ATR 72-500 in October and its twelfth in November 2011.
Entry into service for each will be one month from delivery date upon thorough pre-service check. The two additional aircraft will be used to strengthen Firefly’s current network through increased frequency for high demand sectors, such as to Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru and Singapore from its city airport hub in Subang, Kuala Lumpur. Firefly currently flies to 10 domestic and seven regional destinations with its fleet of ATRs, with the total of 324 flights a week.
Managing director Eddy Leong noted that Firefly is negotiating for additional ATR 72-500s to be delivered gradually till 2015 to fuel its expansion into more secondary routes in initiative of continuously strengthening its network.