Posted on: 13 July 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Firefly has announced that it is to begin three daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi from 1 December.
“Market research has shown there is good demand for this sector. Thus, we are utilising our biggest aircraft, the Boeing 737-800, which has a seating capacity of 189,” explained Firefly’s managing director, Eddy Leong. “The flights will depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s main terminal. This is advantageous especially for those passengers arriving to Kuala Lumpur International Airport main terminal on Malaysia Airlines and taking their onward flight to Langkawi on Firefly.
“Our codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines has facilitated interlining facilities for passenger and baggage check-through. This is especially convenient as it saves passengers the hassle of rechecking their baggage on Firefly upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport main terminal,” Leong added. “With interlining facilities, passengers can collect their baggage at their final destination, which in this case is at Langkawi International Airport. In addition, all Firefly passengers on this route will also enjoy aerobridge facilities for their convenience and safety.
Firefly’s also flies twice daily from Subang to Langkawi and twice daily from Penang to Langkawi using its ATR 72-500 aircraft.