Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Firefly launches two new hubs and expands network

FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, (MAS) announced today the second phase of its jets expansion programme with the launch of its Southern hub in Senai, Johor and Eastern hub in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. This exciting phase will be accompanied with the introduction of new sectors and additional frequencies on the Sabah and Sarawak routes, which started operating in January 2011.

KL International Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport became the third network hub for Firefly on the 15 January 2011 with the launch of its Boeing 737-800 jet aircraft fleet, offering flights to East Malaysia beginning with Kuching, Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. With the arrival of its third and fourth Boeing 737-800 aircraft in the second quarter this year and the planned acceptance of seven Boeing 737-800 aircraft for 2011, Firefly will also expand its East Malaysia sectors by increasing its Kuching and Kota Kinabalu frequencies as well as introducing new routes.


* Current frequency - 4 flights a day
* Effective 1 June 2011 - 7 flights a day


* Current frequency – 3 flights a day

Having just received approvals we are now expanding the routes from our KLIA hub with the introduction of daily flights to Miri and Sibu, Sarawak commencing on 1 July 2011 and 1 Aug 2011 respectively. This will further improve and strengthen Firefly’s connectivity in addition to offering passengers the convenience and comfort of KLIA with its aerobridge services and award-winning facilities.


* Effective 1 July 2011 – 2 flights daily
* Effective 1 August 2011 – 3 flights daily


* Effective 1 August 2011 – 2 flights daily


Kota Kinabalu is Firefly’s fourth and Eastern hub, currently offering three daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, will operate with three additional flights from Terminal 1 of Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA).

* Effective 15 May 2011 - 3 additional flights daily

(Bringing the total number to six flights daily between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu)


With the commencement of services from the fifth hub in Senai, Firefly is confident of leveraging on the numerous commercial and tourism activities generated in Johor Bahru via the Iskandar Malaysia development and will be able to positively contribute to its economic growth by increasing in-bound arrivals of business and leisure travellers alike.

Source: FireFly Sdn Bhd

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