KOTA KINABALU: Firefly, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines (MAS), is more than welcome to operate in Sabah, the State Government said yesterday.
Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Raymond Tan told reporters after the Shell Educational Excellence Award presentation ceremony yesterday that he believed the carrier would help promote the State’s tourism sector, which is a major source of revenue for Sabah.
“Firefly will be able to improve our situation in the tourism sector… They are welcome to come in. In fact, we encourage other carriers to come in and assist us,” said Tan, who is also the Infrastructure Development Minister.
However, he said that he hasn’t seen any formal request by the carrier to operate in the State.
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